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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

(1714—1788)

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Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714–88)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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second surviving son of J. S. Bach. The most prolific and famous of Bach's sons, he wrote more than

Bach, Carl (Karl) Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Carl (Karl) Philipp Emanuel (1714)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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German composer. 5th child and 3rd son of J. S. *Bach. Intended for legal career but turned to music while at Frankfurt Univ. In ...

choral music

choral music  

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Music written for several voices. Choral compositions were originally religious, cantata and oratorio being the most usual forms. The foremost composer of cantatas was J. C. Bach, and of oratorios ...
concerto

concerto  

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(It.).Concert, concerted performance. A work in which a solo instr(s). is contrasted and blended with the orch. Earliest publication using name ‘concerto’ is Concerti di Andrea et di Gio. Gabrieli ...
cor anglais

cor anglais  

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(Fr.).English horn. Neither Eng., nor a hn., but an alto ob. pitched a 5th below oboe. Name possibly a corruption of cor anglé. A transposing instr., being written a 5th higher than it sounds. ...
Dietrich Buxtehude

Dietrich Buxtehude  

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(b Oldesloe, Holstein, c.1637; d Lübeck, 1707).Danish organist and composer. In 1668 appointed organist, Marienkirche, Lübeck, from which his fame as a player spread through Europe. In 1673 ...
Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn  

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(b Hamburg, 1809; d Leipzig, 1847).Ger. composer, pianist, organist, and conductor. Grandson of Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher, and son of banker Abraham who added Bartholdy to his surname when he ...
fugue

fugue  

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(Fr. ‘fugue’, Ger. ‘Fuge’, It. ‘fuga’).Type of contrapuntal comp. for particular no. of parts or ‘voices’ (described thus whether vocal or instr., e.g. fugue in 4 parts, fugue in 3 vv.). The point of ...
Johann Christian Bach

Johann Christian Bach  

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(b Leipzig, 1735; d London, 1782).Ger. composer. 18th child and 11th (youngest) son of J. S. Bach. Known as ‘the English Bach’. Learned klavier‐playing from his half‐brother C. P. E. Bach in Berlin. ...
Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley  

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(b Bristol, 24 Feb. 1766; d London, 11 Oct. 1837).English organist and composer. At first outshone by the musical precocity of his elder brother, Charles, he later proved the ...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  

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(b Salzburg, 27 Jan. 1756; d Vienna, 5 Dec. 1791)Austrian composer. He wrote the music for Noverre's Les Petits Riens (Paris, 1778) and wrote many dances and sets of dances. His concert music has ...

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