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ortus studien
om291 / Volume 22
Der Komponist als Chronist
Telemanns Gelegenheitsmusiken als musikalisches Tagebuch
Edited by Thomas Betzwieser, Martina Falletta und Eric F. Fiedler
ISBN 978-3-937788-68-5
Softcover, with many pictures.
incl. VAT plus shipping costs 40,00 EUR

The present volume comprises the results of a conference held in Frankfurt am Main from 5-7 October 2017 and devoted to Telemann's so-called occasional music. The symposium, which was oriented towards social and cultural historical contexts, attempted to shed new light on this facet of Telemann's work. From today's perspective, Telemann's occasion-related compositions appear like entries in a diary; they document reactions to contemporary events such as war and peace, natural disasters or a 'stock market crash', which equally accompany Telemann's life at his places of work, e.g. at weddings, preacher inductions, birthdays or funerals. These works open up insights into a world of local as well as 'global' events which, when viewed together, reveal a variety of interactions between composer and society. The occasion-related compositions are thus not only of musical interest, but also represent in their entirety a contemporary historical mirror of Telemann's sphere of influence.  

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