Sonata in D minor for Bassoon Solo
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Arranged from the Flute Sonata in A minor by Mordechai Rechtman.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788) was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach. His second name was given in honour of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of his father. C.P.E.Bach was an influential composer working at a time of transition between his father's baroque style and the classical and romantic styles that followed it. His personal approach, an expressive and often turbulent one known as empfindsamer Stil or 'sensitive style', applied the principles of rhetoric and drama to musical structures. Bach's dynamism stands in deliberate contrast to the more mannered galant style also then in vogue. He was known as the 'Berlin Bach' or the 'Hamburg Bach'.