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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (March 14, 1681 - June 25, 1767) was a German Baroque music composer.

Telemann was born in Magdeburg. He was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach who is now generally thought of as the greater composer, though Telemann was better recognized for his musical abilities during his lifetime.

For the greater part of his prolific career, he was employed in Harmburg.

He died in Hamburg in 1767 and his position of Musical Director of the Five City Churches was succeeded by his godson Carl Phillip Emmanual Bach.

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