Telemann, Georg Philipp

Born: Mar 14, 1681 AD
Died: 1767 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Composers, Musicians

1681 - Georg Philipp Telemann Composer, born on the 14th of March in Magdeburg, EC Germany. He was a German Baroque music composer.  A prolific composer, his works include church music, 46 passions, over 40 operas, oratorios, many songs, and a large body of instrumental music.

1700 - He studied at Leipzig, and taught himself music by learning to play a wide range of instruments and studying the scores of the masters.

1704 - Became organist of the Neukirche, and founded a society among the students, called the "Collegium Musicum." He wrote various operas for the Leipzig theater before his church appointment.

       - He became Capellmeister to a Prince Promnitz at Sorau.

1708 - Became Concertmeister, and then Capellmeister, at Eisenach, and, still retaining this post, became musikdirector of the church of St. Catherine.

1712 - 1721 - He held several posts as Kapellmeister, notably at Frankfurt.

1721 - Became musical director of the Johanneum at Hamburg until his death.

1767 - Died on the 25th of June in Hamburg, Germany.

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