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Telemann Society of New York!

Georg Phillip Telemann (1681 - 1767)

Welcome to the Telemann Society of New York, New York!

The first major recording by The Telemann Society was The English Country Dancing Master, Volume One. This release, recorded during the period of September 9 to September 11, 1959, and now to be available again beginning the first quarter of 2014, on the Amphion Label, elicited unanimous rave reviews in the international critical press. Since that time many additional recordings have been produced for release on Nonesuch, Vox/Turnabout, Counterpoint-Esoteric, Amphion, and other recognized record labels.

The Society's weekly FM radio series, entitled, "The Age of Telemann" has often been heard and may now be heard over the facilities of National Public Radio and good music FM stations in major cities.

Its live concerts have included Carnegie Hall and Town Hall, New York; Jordan Hall, Boston; and the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University.

The Telemann Society was from 1953 to 2001 under the musical direction of the husband and wife team of Richard and Theodora Schulze, assisted by their son Otto. With the passing of Richard Schulze in the year 2001, Otto assumed his father's duties as co-music director of the Society. The Society's newest recording released on the Amphion label is entitled Recorder Christmas, a set of delightful and festive Christmas Carols set for Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders by Richard Schulze. More information about the recording may be obtained by clicking the link to find out more. To purchase the recording, click the Buy Now button: Click here to buy now!

As founders of the Carnegie Hall Fund the Schulzes wrote the Feasibility Study and Operating Plan for the Isaac Stern Citizens Committee to Save Carnegie Hall. Later they recovered the historical papers and archive of Theodore Thomas from his former summer home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and saw to their transfer to the archive of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In early to mid-1991, Richard, Theodora, and Otto Schulze were involved, collaboratively, with the successful rescue effort of the American Conservatory of Music. Theodora Schulze assumed the Presidency of the Conservatory from Vernon Nelson with the blessing of the former Board members of the Conservatory as reported in a July, 1991, Chicago Tribune article written by John Von Rhein: "Even those administrators like Nelson who found themselves on the losing side of the ``hostile`` takeover have to concede that without Schulze`s rescue operation, the 105-year-old music school would have become another casualty of the disease that has devastated many of the nation`s smaller conservatories. (Last week the old board voted to liquidate their corporation, clearing the way for Schulze and company to assume full control.)" Since the time of rescue, Richard (until the time of his passing), Theodora, and Otto Schulze have served as Directors of the American Conservatory of Music. The Conservatory was founded in June, 1886, and is numbered among the major music conservatories of the world. Additionally, the Conservatory is one of the six initial charter founders of the National Association of Schools of Music at its establishment in the year 1924. The Conservatory confers, in all disciplines and compass of instruments, the degrees Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts.

The Telemann Society

in residence at the
American Conservatory
of Music
Chicago Campus

You may write to us at:

Sandra Hahn
The Telemann Society, Inc.
c/o The American Conservatory of Music, Inc.
252 Wildwood Road
Hammond, Indiana 46324
Tel:  (219) 931-6000

Recordings by
The Telemann Society
Richard and Theodora
Schulze, Music Directors


SOME CRITICAL COMMENTS. . .


"Fresh enthusiasm in the performance"
THE GRAMOPHONE, LONDON

"perky, cool, charming, and highly
diverting"
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"excellent performances and skillful
editing"
AUDIO & RECORD REVIEW, LONDON

"the charm of a rustic celebration"
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"the performances are adroit and polished"
DAVID RANDOLPH
HIFI/STEREO REVIEW


"enough glory spread around for everyone concerned"
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

"perfectly shaped miniatures with a haunting modal ringextraordinarily beautiful"
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"cheerful, buoyant performances"
THE GRAMOPHONE, LONDON

"stylistically right and full of spirit"
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"a release of great documentary significance"
THE AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

"the music‹rhythmic, simple, and tuneful‹is wonderful for children"
McCALL'S

"nicely documented and programmed"
BILLBOARD

"a product of much earnestness and imagination"
THE AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

"the compositions are utterly charming‹of captivating quality"
HIFI/STEREO REVIEW

"a freeing glee"
ATLANTIC MONTHLY

"dedicated musicians"
McCALL'S

You may also link to the Conservatory's web site.

You may also link to Otto Schulze's web site. Otto Schulze is Chairman of the American Conservatory of Music and serves as Co-Music Director of the the Society where he is principally involved with production of new media featuring members of the Telemann Society Chorus and Orchestra.

This home page is under construction.  Please check back often for updated information about the Telemann Society, its recordings and concert schedules.

Herr Telemann's brief timeline is detailed below: (This timeline will be modified in the future.)