Comparing Bachs Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Comparing Bachs
A comparison of the early classical symphony styles of Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
# 110760 | 1,810 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2008 in Music Studies (Classical and Baroque) , Music Studies (Composers)

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This paper discusses the origins of the early classical symphony with particular reference to Johann Sebastian Bach's (J.S Bach) "Opus 18 number 4" and his son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's (C.P.E Bach) "Symphony in D". The author first provides a brief background on the classical period of the 17th and 18th century. The paper then studies J.S. Bach's Symphony, "Opus 18, number 4", stating that it is a good example of the basic structure used during this era. The paper also examines C.P.E Bach's "Symphony in D", comparing it to the senior Bach's work.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Benjamin, Thomas. The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint. New York: Routledge. 2003.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica. Symphony. Found online at <>.
  • Rosen, Charles. The Classical Style. New York: W.W. Norton, 1972.

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