Telemann is one of the most prolific composers in history and was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the leading German composers of the time — he was compared favorably both to his friend Johann Sebastian Bach.

Telemann’s music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian, German) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

One of the secrets of the success of his music lies in the composer’s own words: “He who knows how to be useful to many, does better than the one who writes for the few. What is written is easy for everyone. Let’s stay with it.”

Pimpinone — this comic intermezzo is the only work by which local musicians and music lovers can now judge the operas of
the once famous German, and a kind of “calling card” of the composer’s entire opera work.

Intermezzo Pimpinone was first performed between the acts of Tamerlan by G.F. Handel September 27, 1725. After the premiere, the opera Telemann was published independently and gained success.