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The Bach Family – “Concerto di Signore Bach” – but which Bach?

The fathers of famous sons or sons of famous fathers don’t find things easy in subsequent generations – all the more so if opinions change in the course of time. If one spoke of THE Bach, one meant – according to whichever one was the flavour of the moment – either the  brilliant piano composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach or the master of the lyrical, sweet “songful Adagio”, Johann Christian Bach. By contrast, the father of the most famous organist of the period Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – whose name was Johann Sebastian – was known only to a few insiders as the composer of a collection of preludes and fugues in all 24 keys and was generally regarded as rather old hat.

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