Viola Concerto in G major
1716 – 21
Georg Philipp Telemann
Born: 14 March 1681, Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 25 June 1767, Hamburg, Germany
Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he held important positions in Leipzig, Eisenach, and Frankfurt. He is one of the most prolific composers in history and considered to be one of the leading composers of the time.