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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (8 March 1714 – 14 December 1788), also formerly spelled Karl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, and commonly abbreviated C. P. E. Bach, was a German Classical period composer and musician, the fifth child and second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach.

C. P. E. Bach was an influential composer working at a time of transition between his father's Baroque style and the Classical style that followed it. His personal approach, an expressive and often turbulent one known as empfindsamer Stil or 'sensitive style', applied the principles of rhetoric and drama to musical structures. His dynamism stands in deliberate contrast to the more mannered galant style also then in vogue.

To distinguish him from his brother Johann Christian, the "London Bach", who at this time was music master to Queen Charlotte of Great Britain, C. P. E. Bach was known as the "Berlin Bach" during his residence in that city, and later as the "Hamburg Bach" when he succeeded Telemann as Kapellmeister there. To his contemporaries, he was known simply as Emanuel. His second name was in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach was an influential pedagogue, writing the ever influential "Essay on the true art of playing keyboard instruments", which would be studied by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 8, 1714 (Weimar), Died December 14, 1788 (Hamburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78479 10-in. 12/4/1933 Pastoral symphony (Excerpt) Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-88946 10-in. 5/1/1935 Suite American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-88947 10-in. 5/1/1935 Suite American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-88948 10-in. 5/1/1935 Suite American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-88949 10-in. 5/1/1935 Suite American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor CS-88950 12-in. 5/1/1935 Suite American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-88953 10-in. 5/6/1935 Firework music suite American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor CS-07566 12-in. 4/5/1937 Magnificat Harl McDonald ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; University of Pennsylvania Choral Society Orchestra and mixed vocal chorus composer  
Victor CS-07567 12-in. 4/5/1937 Magnificat Harl McDonald ; Elsie McFarlane ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra and contralto vocal solo composer  
Victor CS-07568 12-in. 4/5/1937 Magnificat Harl McDonald ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; University of Pennsylvania Choral Society Orchestra and mixed vocal chorus composer  
Victor CS-07569 12-in. 4/5/1937 Magnificat—concluded Harl McDonald ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; University of Pennsylvania Choral Society Orchestra and mixed vocal chorus composer  
Victor CS-011178 12-in. 7/15/1937 Symphony No. 3, in C major Frank Black ; NBC String Symphony Orchestra String orchestra composer  
Victor CS-011179 12-in. 7/15/1937 Symphony No. 3, in C major Frank Black ; NBC String Symphony Orchestra String orchestra composer  
Victor CS-011180 12-in. 7/15/1937 Symphony No. 3, in C major Frank Black ; NBC String Symphony Orchestra String orchestra composer  
Victor CS-024450 12-in. 8/4/1938 Sonata in A minor Yella Pessl Harpsichord solo composer  
Victor CS-024489 12-in. 8/11/1938 Sonata in A minor Yella Pessl Harpsichord solo composer  
Victor CS-024490 12-in. 8/11/1938 Sonata in A minor Yella Pessl Harpsichord solo composer  
Victor BS-057708 10-in. 1940 Prelude no.1, in C (from The well-tempered clavichord) Grace Castagnetta Piano solo composer  
Edison 2323 10-in. 6/9/1913 Awakening of spring Vernon Archibald Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5624 10-in. 2/15/1917 Awakening of spring Peerless Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102418.

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102418.

"Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102418

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