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C.P.E. Bach
(1714 - 1788)

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1714 Born 8 March, in Weimar, Germany
1731 Studies law at the Universities of Leipzig and of Frankfurt an den Oder
1740 Summoned to be court musician to crown prince Frederick ("the Great")
1762 Treatise, Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments, published
1774 Updates his father's Ursprung der musicalisch-Bachischen Familie
1778 Succeeds Telemann as cantor and music director in Hamburg
1788 Dies 14 December in Hamburg
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