Sons of Bach
W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach
J. Sebastian had 3 sons who followed him into the field of musical performance & composition. Carl Philipp perfected the galant
style of keyboard sonata; Joseph Haydn was a great fan of his work. Johann (aka John) Christian was a master of the rococo
style; among his admirers was Wolfgang Mozart.
Wilhelm Friedemann was apparently a fairly difficult person; it is generally thought, though, that of the 3 sons of the mighty Bach, his work was the most original & elegant.
These sonatas were chosen in a thoroughly arbitrary fashion; one assumes any others would be about as good.
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach 1710 – 1784
Sonata in D
1-Un poco allegro
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714 – 1788
Sonata in E
3-Vivace di molto
Johann Christian Bach 1735 – 1782Sonata in B♭