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Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works

Steven Zohn

Abstract

Georg Philipp Telemann provided a rich legacy of instrumental music from the 18th century. Though considered a definitive contribution to the genre during his lifetime, his concertos, sonatas, and suites were then virtually ignored for nearly two centuries following his death. Yet these works are now among the most popular in the baroque repertory. Music for a Mixed Taste considers Telemann’s music from stylistic, generic, and cultural perspectives. It investigates the composer’s cosmopolitan “mixed taste”—a blending of the French, Italian, English, and Polish national styles—and his imaginati ... More

Keywords: Georg Philipp Telemann, instrumental music, concertos, sonatas, suites, late baroque, galant, generic amalgamation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169775
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Zohn, author
Temple University

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