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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714-1788

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian's second - and perhaps most gifted - son, was born in Weimar. For a number of years, he was chamber harpsichordist to Frederick the Great, before becoming a successful opera director in Hamburg. His imaginative works show freedom from his father's strict rules and are very much in the style of the rococo and Sturm und Drang (storm and stress).

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Weimar, Berlin, Hamburg

Bach - sights & sounds

Information and offers relating to places associated with the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.