Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784) was eldest son of J. S. Bach and first wife Maria Barbara. An accomplished organist, keyboard pieces and cantatas form the largest part of his body of work. He moved back and forth between his father's Baroque style and the newer Rococo style. Exercise of his abilities was marred by apparent sloth and a serious drinking problem.
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Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann
Brief biography of Johann Sebastian's eldest son with portrait, family background, and links from Timothy A. Smith's Sojourn pages.
Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann (1710 - 1784)
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of his keyboard, orchestral, chamber, and church music with recommended recording.
Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann (1710 - 1784), Germany
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
W. F. Bach
Brief biography, portrait, links to related composers, and suggested recordings from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List.
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Biography with account of his rise and fall and portrait plus related links from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
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