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Sol Gabetta

Sol Gabetta
Violoncello “Her presence on stage is powerfully intoxicating; with her instrument she seems to be deeply bonded.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, January 2004 Born of Russian-French parents in Cordoba, Argentina in 1981 the charismatic Sol Gabetta is forging an impressive career; she has a recording contract with Sony, is the Director of her own festival, and has invitations all over the world, following on from winning some major awards.

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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (14th March 1681–25th June 1767) was a German Baroque composer, born in Magdeburg. Self-taught in music, he studied law at the University of Leipzig. The most prolific composer of his era, he was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach and a life-long friend of Georg Friedrich Händel. While in the present day Bach is generally thought of as the greater composer, Telemann was more widely renowned for his musical abilities during his lifetime.

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) - more commonly known as C.P.E. Bach - was a German musician and composer of the early Classical period. The second of eleven sons of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach, C.P.E. Bach was born in Weimar on 8th March 1714. He was one of the founders of the Classical style, composing in the and periods. Through the latter half of the eighteenth century, his reputation was very high. This was mainly because of his clavier sonatas, which marked an important development in the history of musical form.

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