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Who were Bach's friends? Who had the pleasure of the great composer's company throughout his incredible life? Find out more about the key people who influenced Bach's life and music.
In 1747, Bach visited the court of Frederick the Great at Potsdam. The musical king played a theme for Bach and challenged him to improvise a fugue based on his theme. Bach improvised a three-part fugue on one of Frederick's fortepianos and later presented the king with ‘A Musical Offering’ which consists of fugues, canons and a trio based on the theme.
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