Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was born in Magdeburg (Germany). His musical style is midway between Baroque and Classical, and he was best known for his religious compositions. From an early age, he taught himself to play various instruments and did not receive any musical support from his family at this early age.
Telemann was one of the greatest Baroque composers, along with his contemporary and friend Johan Sebastian Bach.
His music, originally reserved for the court and bourgeoisie, reached the general public through his public concerts.
After his death, the new styles of the classical period left the work of the musicians of the previous musical period in oblivion, and it was not until the 19th century that they would regain the popularity they enjoyed in the past.