ms. Bach P 771; I. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin avec des Reprises Variées II. In his autobiography he Symphonies for Baron van Swieten, Wq 182/2–6 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (8 March 1714 – 14 December 1788), also formerly spelled Karl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, and commonly abbreviated C. P. E. Bach, was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach.His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of … Peter Serkin had a lifelong fascination with the piano works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. 1949). Quartets for Keyboard, Flute, and Viola, Wq 94–95; III. The second surviving son of J.S. C.P.E. I. A precocious musician who remained successful, C.P.E. The best approach to the music and thought of C. P. E. Bach is through his own Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments (1753; trans. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel was the most innovative and idiosyncratic member of an extremely talented musical family. Other important early writings are his Autobiography (1773; trans. Further Reading on Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Keyboard Sonatas in Mus. COMPOSERS: CPE Bach LABELS: Metronome WORKS: Keyboard Sonatas PERFORMER: Carole Cerasi (harpsichord, fortepiano) CATALOGUE NO: MET CD 1032 Besides his famous Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments, CPE Bach’s considerable reputation as a master of keyboard music is focused on several important published collections. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, second surviving son of J.S. and Maria Barbara Bach, and the leading composer of the early Classical period. Perhaps he saw in him a kindred spirit. His music, unlike that of his father or that of the master he influenced, Haydn, did not define an era so much as reveal a deeply personal response to the musical conventions of his time. Bach was his father’s true successor and an important figure in his own right.