March 8 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of the renowned Johann Sebastian Bach. C.P.E. Bach became one of the most important and famous composers of the 18th century.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born on March 8, 1714 in the eastern German city of Weimar. He was the second-eldest son of the celebrated baroque composer, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
During his own lifetime, C.P.E. Bach achieved fame as composer. He also served as the court harpsichordist for Frederick the Great in Potsdam.
Weimar kicked off celebrations on Saturday with concerts at the Bach family residence, as well as at the St Peter and Paul church and its music conservatory. The event also marked the beginning of the 89th Bach Festival.
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No other player in the German national team personifies a "never give up" attitude more than Bastian Schweinsteiger. The decision to make him captain seems obvious and appropriate.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is due to take over the job of Philipp Lahm as Germany's new national team captain. Coach Joachim Löw has also announced his new assistant coach.