Born: Thursday, March 8, 1714 in Weimar, Germany
Died: Sunday, December 14, 1788 in Hamburg, Germany
Nation of Origin: Germany
He wrote keyboard sonatas and fantasias for clavichord, many of which are still performed today. He also wrote chamber and orchestral music. He is best known as the author of Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments (1753-1762).
He was J. S. Bach's 5th child. He was the principle founder of the sonata style of the classical period. He was known as the "Hamburg" Bach.
Wollf, Christoph; Helm, Eugene; and Warburton, ErnestThe New Grove Bach Family (The New Grove), W. W. Norton & Company, November 1997, ISBN: 0393303543
Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455
Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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