COMPOSERS: CPE Bach LABELS: Metronome WORKS: Keyboard Sonatas PERFORMER: Carole Cerasi (harpsichord, fortepiano) CATALOGUE NO: MET CD 1032 Besides his famous Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments, CPE Bach’s considerable reputation as a master of keyboard music is focused on several important published collections. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin avec des Reprises Variées II. Symphonies for Baron van Swieten, Wq 182/2–6 Further Reading on Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, second surviving son of J.S. Perhaps he saw in him a kindred spirit. Quartets for Keyboard, Flute, and Viola, Wq 94–95; III. In his autobiography he The second surviving son of J.S. 1949). I. Other important early writings are his Autobiography (1773; trans. His music, unlike that of his father or that of the master he influenced, Haydn, did not define an era so much as reveal a deeply personal response to the musical conventions of his time. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel was the most innovative and idiosyncratic member of an extremely talented musical family. A precocious musician who remained successful, C.P.E. Keyboard Sonatas in Mus. ms. Bach P 771; I. 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 musician and composer, the fifth child and second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach.His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of … and Maria Barbara Bach, and the leading composer of the early Classical period. The best approach to the music and thought of C. P. E. Bach is through his own Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments (1753; trans. Peter Serkin had a lifelong fascination with the piano works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Bach was his father’s true successor and an important figure in his own right. C.P.E.