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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