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Acquiring a Mixed Taste: Telemann as “Great Partisan of French Music”

Steven Zohn

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169775
eISBN:
9780199865536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Telemann’s interest in the French style, starting from his teens through old age—an interest reflected in numerous suites, sonatas, concertos, cantatas, and operas. Telemann’s ... More


Telemann’s Mimetic Art: The Characteristic Overture-Suites

Steven Zohn

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169775
eISBN:
9780199865536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Telemann ventured into the field of what 18th-century writers called “characteristic” music. His enthusiasm for musical mimesis in the overture-suite makes him something of a curiosity among his ... More


Aesthetic Mediation and Tertiary Rhetoric in Telemann’s: VI Ouvertures à 4 ou 6

Steven Zohn

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Telemann's VI Ouvertures à 4 ou 6, a set of overture-suites for strings (with optional horns in three works) published by the composer at Hamburg in 1736. It reads the VI ... More


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