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Georg Philipp Telemann

telemann-classical-stock-music.jpgGeorg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. 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 the city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died only a few months after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving Telemann.

Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in history and was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the leading German composers of the time - he was compared favorably both to his friend Johann Sebastian Bach, who made Telemann the godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, and to George Frideric Handel, whom Telemann also knew personally. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

UniqueTracks' production music recordings of Telemann's music feature performances by the German ensemble, The Wolfgang Bauer Consort.  This group performs on historically accurate period instruments.  

Compositions like the Sonata "Sabato" and Concerto in D for Trumpet & 2 Violins are very similar, in sound and approach, to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.  The majesty and grandeur of Telemann's Ouverture in D Major, especially the first movement, can be compared to Handel's Fireworks Music.

The Telemann recordings deliver first-rate Baroque textures.  Baroque music is useful as underscore because, unlike Romantic Era music for instance, there are no surging emotional peaks and valleys.  The beginning of the movement sets the tone and the mood of the piece stays pretty much the same for the entire movement.  This is useful in soundtrack because, once you've chosen the mood you need, the track will deliver enough of that mood with little variation.

The UniqueTracks Stock Music Library is able to license these recordings for many different media uses.  You can configure your license right here on this website by choosing your usage type from the drop-down box when you click the "License/Buy this Track" link.

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  • Mvt 1, Overture in D Major

  • Mvt 2, Overture in D Major

  • Mvt 3, Overture in D Major

  • Mvt 4, Overture in D Major

  • Mvt 1, Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major

  • Mvt 1, Violin Sonata in A Major (Tafelmusik)

  • Mvt 2, Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major

  • Mvt 3, Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major

  • Mvt 4, Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major

  • Mvt 1, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 2, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 3, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 4, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 5, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 6, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 7, Sonata "Sabato"

  • Mvt 1, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Mvt 2, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Mvt 3, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Mvt 4, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Mvt 5, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Mvt 6, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Mvt 7, Sonata "Domenica"

  • Telemann: Allegro 1st Mvt from Concerto in F Minor

  • Telemann: Largo, 2nd Mvt from Concerto in F Minor

  • Telemann: Vivace 3rd Mvt from Concerto in F Minor

  • Mvt 1, Concerto in D for trumpet & 2 violins

  • Mvt 2, Concerto in D for trumpet & 2 violins

  • Mvt 3, Concerto in D for trumpet & 2 violins

  • Mvt 4, Concerto in D for trumpet & 2 violins