Music: C. P. E. in Toronto

To most laymen, and many a concertgoer, the name Bach refers to Johann Sebastian Bach, who left behind him a musical reputation second only to that of Ludwig van Beethoven. But Johann Sebastian was only one of many talented Bachs who furnished Germany with music for seven generations. Himself the culmination of a long line of Bachs, the great Johann Sebastian begot 20 children, three of whom became composers of world renown: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Most gifted of this trio was Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88), whose...

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