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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.
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