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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.’
The composer who most influenced C.P.E. Bach’s style was his father. But he also drew inspiration from his godfather, Telemann (pictured), then working in Hamburg, and from contemporaries like Handel and Haydn.
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