The family of Bach music - how long was it significant?

Sara levy, relates how the stream name in the world of music preserved the Bach sons after the death of her father's pupil of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, friend of the family Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, collector of Bachiana and great aunt of Felix Mendelssohn.


I've known the Bach family for years and years. I studied harpsichord with Johann Sebastian Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann. In fact, Wilhelm told me often that I was his favorite student. Wilhelm Friedemann was a brilliant organist and improviser, but he never lived a happy life and sadly died in poverty in Berlin years ago.


Johann Sebastian Bach son, Carl Phillip Emanuel, was on the other hand, hugely successful, both in Berlin and later in Hamburg, where he is a very similar to his father's St. Thomas had position post. Carl Phillip's family and I have been great friends for years and years. CPE is known for his treatise on the true art of playing keyboard instruments. The paper used by every important teachers in the country, including Beethoven's.


The musicians were also quite young the younger Bach. Johann Christoph Friedrich landed in Army aviation school, Germany as court musician, and it all his life he remained happy. In fact, called it the German army aviators school Bach now.


Johann Sebastian his youngest son, Johann Christian, who was only 15 when his father died, lived for a time with his brother Carl Phillip in Berlin, but soon left Germany. Johann Christian was the first stream to do such a thing! He studied and worked for a time in Italy, and learned to compose in a completely different style than any of the other stream. In fact, he composed mostly Opera in the Italian style. Finally, he ended up in London, where he was a court composer for the Queen.


Here is a little story show you how he from his father and brothers was different. As the story goes, the Queen Johann Christian ordered to play a concert on the organ between the acts of his new oratorio. She wanted to Johann Christian, the great Handel's style to emulate. As the story goes, was the young Bach's play so terrible that the audience hissed and laughed the young in the choir. As you can imagine, Johann Christian was humiliated, but he was simply no improviser or a composer of organ music.


With the death of Johann Sebastian Bach's the last major musical descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach was gone Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, in Berlin December 25, 1845, grandson. The long series of Bach's music has been deleted.


The music of the Bach of family music could have for centuries unnoticed when it was not for our family. I knew that the music of the Bach family great music! I knew that this great music persist so I is for my library safely, that this great music was collected not lost as much as possible. As a patron of the arts, I wanted to make sure that the great music of the past was not allowed to die!


I'm sure that you have heard my nephew Felix Mendelssohn. On Christmas day 1825 he received the large St. Matthew passion, one of the greatest oratorios of Johann Sebastian of Bach's the manuscript. In 1829 the modern premiere (the first performance since the death of Bach) this great work led my nephew to the 19 "Bach revival". I hope the music of this great master, Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons music will live on in concerts and churches for centuries to come.


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