Telemann about Eisenach
"Up until this point in my life I felt that I was like those chefs who have a number of pots on the fire, but from which they allow tasters to try only the results from a few of them. But now I intended to prepare a complete meal, that is, to show the world, using my pen, everything that I had learned in regard to instrumental and vocal music. At first this plan was directed primarily toward instrumental music. Soon a musical group was gradually formed. As a result, I received the command to hire the necessary singers, who would then also play the violin for instrumental compositions. After these had arrived at court, I was appointed director of music. How is it even possible to remember all my other compositions for strings and brass instruments?!"