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The fifth child of J.S. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788) was a highly influential composer whose music made a big impact on the period between his father's Baroque style and the Classical and Romantic styles that followed. Mozart said of him, ‘He is the father, we are the children.’
When he was 10 years old, Emanuel entered the St. Thomas School at Leipzig. Like his brothers, he pursued advanced studies in jurisprudence at the University of Leipzig (pictured). He continued further study of law at Frankfurt and then, in 1738, at the age of 24, he obtained his degree.
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