Happy Birthday to Georg Philipp Telemann, born on this day in 1681 in Magdeburg, Germany.
Perhaps the most prolific composer of all time, and certainly among the most imaginative. His inexhaustible curiosity is on full display in his 600 Theatrical Overture-Suites, which not only encompass flavours from all across Europe, but draw from the endlessly colourful resource of life itself.
Ensemble Masques has recorded four of these works, full of humour and dramatic flare, on their album “Le Theatre Musical de Telemann,” released in honour of the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death in 2017.
Hear more from this album ensemblemasques.org.