Baroque Composer Georg Philipp Telemann Was Born On This Day in 1681 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born on this day in 1681 - 338 years ago

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German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born on this day in 1681 – 338 years ago.

Almost entirely self-taught, he is remembered as one of the most prolific composers in history – compared favourably in his time to contemporaries Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederick Handel.

Telemann’s major contributions to the string repertoire include: a violin concerto, 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin – and his signature Viola Concerto in G Major.

 

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN | VIOLA CONCERTO IN G MAJOR | YURI BASHMET & MOSCOW SOLOISTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 

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