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The music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

David Schulenberg


The music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

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Boydell & Brewer

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xv, 416 p.


Eastman studies in music ; 114



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Emanuel Bach in context -- A student in Leipzig -- Leipzig : first works -- From Leipzig to Frankfurt (Oder) and Berlin -- Joining the court : Bach at Berlin -- Bach's works of the 1740s : sonatas, concertos, trios -- Beyond the court -- Berlin and after : songs and the new aesthetic of vocal music -- Leaving the court : music mainly for concerts -- The later keyboard music -- Church piece and oratorio at Hamburg -- Swan songs.


Of the four sons of J. S. Bach who became composers, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88) was the most prolific, the most original, and the most influential both during and after his lifetime. This first full-length English-language study critically surveys his output, examining not only the famous keyboard sonatas and concertos but also the songs, chamber music, and sacred works, many of which resurfaced in 1999 and have not previously been evaluated. The bookalso outlines the composer's career from his student days at Leipzig and Frankfurt (Oder) to his nearly three decades as court musician to Prussian King Frederick "the Great" and his last twenty years as cantor at Hamburg. Focusing on the composer's choices within his social and historical context, the book shows how C. P. E. Bach deliberately avoided his father's style while adopting the manner of his Berlin colleagues, derived from Italian opera. Anew perspective on the composer emerges from the demonstration that C. P. E. Bach, best known for his virtuoso keyboard works, refashioned himself as a writer of vocal music and popular chamber compositions in response to changingcultural and aesthetic trends. Supplementary texts and musical examples are included on a companion website. David Schulenberg is professor of music at Wagner College and teaches historical performance at the JuilliardSchool.

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