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1714, CPE Bach
1714, CPE Bach
C. P. E. Bach (1714 – 1788): German Composer, Harpsichordist, Organist (Son of JS Bach) – Late Baroque / Early Classical Period
- His famous treatise Essay on the True Art of Playing the Keyboard Instruments (Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen) (1753) covers technical advice on fingering (helped to standardized the use of the thumb), position & figured bass, improvisation and ornamentation and his philosophy of performance, believing that music should “touch the heart” and “awaken the passions.” “…it was the most important work of practical musical instruction of the second half of the 18th century.” [ 2 ]
- Mozart once said of him: “Bach is the father. We are the children!”
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- Dammann, Guy. "CPE Bach: Like father, like son." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited, 24 Feb. 2011. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.
- "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)." Early-Music. Early~Music, n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.
- Leisinger, Ulrich. "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach." Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.