Carl Phillipp Emannuel Bach | CRB

Carl Phillipp Emannuel Bach

For the Teachers

Sep 21, 2020

For years we’ve seen the bumper stickers: “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” When it comes to music, that bumper sticker might say “If you are hearing this, thank a teacher.”

Clockwise, starting top left: J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Bach, Johann Ludwig Bach, W.F. Bach
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Hearing the names J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and more can sound like alphabet soup - read on for the story of the Bach family and how so many of them became well-known composers.

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