Moveable Type vs. Engraving

MOVEABLE TYPE The process of printing music with moveable type was similar to printing text: individual blocks of type were lined up in a row, locked together, placed in a printing press, inked and pressed onto paper. Music notation is much more complicated than text, however, with staff lines, rests, dots, beams, double-stops, lyrics, and […]

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Who was Georg Philipp Telemann?

Who was Georg Philipp Telemann?

One of the most celebrated and prolific composers of the German Baroque, his mastery of many styles and incredible ingenuity and inventiveness have brought him renewed popularity.

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Featured Musician

Featured Musician

“As an expat, I’m interested in what happens to artists’ work when they end up in different places than where they begin, and in this case, it was particularly poignant to discover and perform real masterpieces by composers who were displaced by war.”

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Dream Vacation

Dream Vacation

In 1737, during a visit to Paris, German composer Georg Philipp Telemann got to hear his new Paris Quartets premiered by some of France’s best musicians, a remarkable experience that Tempesta di Mare will bring back to life in their upcoming show, Holiday in Paris: Telemann’s Musical Vacation.

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Telemann Flowers in Philadelphia Gardens

Telemann Flowers in Philadelphia Gardens

This Summer and Fall discover throughout Philadelphia gardens some of the same flowers Georg Philipp Telemann had in his 1742 Garden and get ready to celebrate his genius with us during the Telemann 360° Festival.

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Telemann 360°

Telemann 360°

This Fall, discover baroque Germany’s favorite composer, Georg Philipp Telemann, through ear-opening performances of orchestral and chamber music, a mixed-discipline talk-show, and pop-up events in gardens, pubs, museums and boats across Philadelphia.

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A Summer Concert & Soirée

A Summer Concert & Soirée

Join us for an evening of music, food and wine on the river at Bartram’s Garden, America’s oldest living botanical garden. Discover plants that both John Bartram and baroque-era composer Georg Philipp Telemann grew in their respective 18th-century, hear music on hurdy-gurdy and by the Tempesta Chamber Players and enjoy dinner in the Garden’s new Pavillion.

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Summer Blockbuster

Summer Blockbuster

It’s the last show of Tempesta di Mare’s year of the The Four Seasons. Banish those thoughts of lazy days and clinking ice in cold drinks. In Summer, Vivaldi takes us stormchasing for one of the most thrilling rides in instrumental music.

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A Bohemian State of Mind

A Bohemian State of Mind

During the baroque era, Bohemia more or less disappeared from map of European culture. But invisibly, it made its presence known. Those big European capitals of the baroque world—Dresden, Berlin, London, Paris—were well enriched by talent from the hinterlands.

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