Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bach, Carl Philipp

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), German composer, keyboard player and writer on music, second son of J. S. Bach, studied law first but abandoned the law career and determined to devote himself for music. He was a crucial composer between the Baroque and Classical periods, and one of the founders of the classical style. He served as court musician for Crown Prince of Prussia, later served as Kantor in Hamburg. He composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music etc.

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