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Old 11-30-2005, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sylvia
(Johann Sebatian) Bach wrote from minuets, to partitas, to requiems, to many sonatas, chorales, and so much other (master)pieces. But did he write any symphonies at all? It is strange, after all Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (his second son from his first wife) did write six sets of awesome string symphonies...Did his father write any? Please tell me if you know!!!
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Sylvia


Hello guys.

The concept of "Symphony" started at the end of the 18th century, so after Bach's death. The symphony is an extension of the string quartet concept which is not properly of the Baroque period where Bach's belong.

For more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony

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