Piano Music - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach


1714 - 1788
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a German composer, church musician and teacher.



"What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition."

"A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener."

"According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value."

Quotes by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach


From the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach article in the Grove Music Dictionary:


(b Weimar, March 8, 1714; d Hamburg, Dec 14, 1788). Composer and church musician, the second surviving son of (7) Johann Sebastian Bach (24) and his first wife, Maria Barbara. He was the most important composer in Protestant Germany during the second half of the 18th century, and enjoyed unqualified admiration and recognition particularly as a teacher and keyboard composer.
(Christoph Wolff and Ulrich Leisinger)


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