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Title
Kammermusik mit Viola da Gamba
Composer
Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1767
Conductor
Christophe Coin 1958-
Performer
Ensemble Baroque de Limoges
Publisher
Auvidis, 1998
1 cd
Recording date
1997
EAN
3298490086322
CDR
CJX4038

About Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfiːlɪp ˈteːləman]; 24 March [O.S. 14 March] 1681 – 25 June 1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Sorau, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of that city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died less than two years after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving him.

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