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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Telemann, Georg Philipp 1681-1767. German composer of the late baroque period. He wrote orchestral suites, chamber works, and operas.

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  • n. German baroque composer (1681-1767)

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  • A nice little musical pun from this one: in Telemann's Abscheuliche Tiefe des großen Verderbens!, some rapid-fire flute runs to accompany the words "Fluten brausen" — raining floods. posted by Matthew @ 11: 10 AM

    And since we've no place to go

  • I love good music and I particularly love Baroque music; Georg Philipp Telemann is one of my favorites.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • When I'm writing I usually have some Baroque music on low in the background chamber music by Bach, Telemann, and the like.

    An Interview with Haruki Murakami

  • The repertoire is seeded with musical jokes, from cuckoos in Bach and frogs in Telemann to a toy symphony written by Mozart's father, Leopold—it's occasionally still performed with jangling tambourines, whistling panpipes and plastic flutophones.

    Artists Playing With Toys

  • And City Opera is returning to its roots as a pioneer of baroque opera production with the Telemann piece.

    City Opera's Plan for Survival

  • "Così fan tutte," directed by Christopher Alden, who staged the company's successful "Don Giovanni" last season, will go to the Lynch Theater, which has 600 seats, while Telemann's "Orpheus" will be presented in the 599-seat El Teatro.

    City Opera's Plan for Survival

  • Though the baroque revival has done much to revise our opinions of his work, this, in contrast, tends to reinforce the stereotypical view of Telemann as an overly prolific composer who wrote much that was decent but little that was great.

    Telemann: Opera Arias – review

  • Their performance is well-intentioned, but CPO's imminent complete recording of Germanicus will probably tell us much more about Telemann's achievement as an opera composer than this.

    Telemann: Opera Arias – review

  • Telemann wrote some 50 operas, of which all but one a little comedy called Pimpinone have languished in obscurity since his death in 1767.

    Telemann: Opera Arias – review

  • All week long, ensembles from 14 universities, colleges and conservatories will perform repertoire ranging from the 13th-century "Play of Robin and Marion" (University of Southern California) to cantatas by Bach and Telemann (Oberlin Conservatory) to an early brass ensemble playing 17th-century Italian and traditional Chinese music (Indiana University).

    Second-Class Repertoire No More

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