Carl Philipp Emanuel 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 Emanuel's father. Emanuel Bach was an influential composer working at a time of transition between his father's baroque style and the classical and romantic styles that followed it. His personal approach, an expressive and often turbulent one known as empfindsamer Stil or 'sensitive style', applied the principles of rhetoric and drama to musical structures. Bach's dynamism stands in deliberate contrast to the more mannered rococo style also then in vogue.
|Instruments||Chamber group · Choir and Instrument · Flute · Harpsichord · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano and orchestra · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · String Orchestra · Violin · Voice(s) and Orchestra · Voice(s) and Piano|
|Forms||Aria / Arietta · Cantata · Concerto · Duet · Fantasy · Fugue · Minuet · Piano piece · Piece · Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue · Quartet · Rondo · Sacred Mass · Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation · Sonata · Song Cycle · Symphony · Theme and Variations|