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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.’
During his residence in Berlin, Emanuel Bach composed a fine setting of the ‘Magnificat’ (1749), in which he shows more traces than usual of his father's influence. He also wrote an Easter cantata (1756), several symphonies and concert works and nearly two hundred keyboard sonatas and other solos.
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