Emotion, Experimentation, and Education: C. P. E. Bach’s Württemberg Sonatas
Professor of Music and Keyboard Area Head at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is a composer whose music, though admired by all of the great composers of his day, is today only infrequently heard on the concert stage or utilized in the teaching studio. During his lifetime, however, C. P. E.’s ideas about music were extremely influential. The six Württemberg sonatas, expressive and experimental…