Happy birthday to the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, one of the greats from the Classical period!
C.P.E. Bach was the fifth child and second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, and while today his music is not as well-known as his father’s, back in the Eighteenth Century, he was known as the “Great Bach”… take that dad!
For evidence of his ‘greatness’ look no further than his highly regarded flute concerto in D minor. Here it is as played by the living legend of the flute – Sir James Galway.