Ouverture-Suite, TWV 55:B11 'La Bourse' (Telemann, Georg Philipp)
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Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1730-40)
Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden (D-Dl):
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|Work Title||La Bourse|
|Alternative Title||The Stock Exchange|
|Composer||Telemann, Georg Philipp|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||TWV 55:B11|
|Year/Date of Composition||ca.1720? Frankfurt|
|Average Duration||20–25 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||oboes, strings, continuo|
After the Frankfurt bank/exchange over which Telemann lived for a time? Zohn in Music for a Mixed Taste (p.106) suggests arguments can be given for a date of composition sometime between 1719 (when hope for the Mississippi was high) and somewhat after 1720. (Apparently the watermark on the score paper confirms a Frankfurt origin for the composition even if it was taken to Dresden during composition or for copying, if I understand Zohn right, and Pisendel may further be responsible for some of the ms. copies we have besides- I assume then from what he writes that we also have the autograph somewhere, perhaps...) The suite has been recorded commercially a couple of times with a duration of somewhere in the 20 minute range. - Schissel