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Musical Family Dynasties!
Transcript of Musical Family Dynasties!
Johann Sebastian Bach
He came from a long line of musicians.
They were so successful and numerous that in Erfurt, Germany, musicians were all referred to as "bachs."
Worked most of his life as an
More famous in his day for his organ playing and improvising skills than for composing.
Wrote more than
1,000 pieces of music ...
... that we know of!
Not well known for playing rock guitar . .
Wilhelm Friederich Bach
Carl Philip Emanuel Bach
Johann Cristoph Friedrich Bach
Johann Christian Bach
for churches and royal courts.
Bach had 20 children!
Only 10 of them survived to adulthood! Four of those went on to distinguished careers as musicians and composers.
W. F. Bach and C. P. E. Bach were more famous in their lifetimes than their father was.
has 6 sons; 4 of them have gone on to international fame as musicans
Grammy award winner
toured with Sting
has won 8 Grammies
plays jazz and classical music
has played with Ray Charles and Fats Domino
played with Marcus Roberts Trio and others
critically acclaimed solo albums