Admirers of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach consider him in many ways the most original and interesting of the composer-sons of the great Johann Sebastian. His music fell generally into the transitional period between Baroque and Classical styles, but it was distinctive and personal. Naturally, he was taught by his father, who also sent him to study violin with J.G. Graun and saw to it that W.F. Bach's great successes in general education at Leipzig's Thomasschule and the University of Leipzig (where he studied philosophy, law, and mathematics) did not interfere with his music. After graduation he worked as a musical assistant for his father. He left home at the age of 23 to become organist of the Sophienkirche in Dresden. This was a part-time position, allowing him time for more math studies, and composition of operas and ballets for the local ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Fugue for organ in G minor, F. 37 (BR A92) 02:28 Keyboard
Fantasia for keyboard in A minor, F. 23 (BR A26) 1770 03:47 Keyboard
Sinfonia for strings in F major ("Dissonant"), F. 67 (BR C2) 1735 13:15 Symphony
Duet for 2 flutes in G major, F. 59 (BR B6) 08:59 Chamber Music
O Wunder, we kann dieses fassen?, cantata, F. 92 (BR F2) 24:35 Choral
Sinfonia in D minor ("Adagio and Fugue"), F. 65 (BR C7) 1740 09:04 Symphony
Duet for 2 flutes in F minor, F. 58 (BR B5) 08:44 Chamber Music
Duet for 2 flutes in E minor. F. 54 (BR B1) 09:42 Chamber Music
Concerto (Sonata) for 2 harpsichords in F major, F. 10 (BR A12) (previously attrib. J.S. Bach, BWV Anh188) 1740 16:37 Keyboard
Duet for 2 flutes in F major, F. 57 (BR B4) 12:03 Chamber Music
Polonaise for keyboard in F major, F. 12/9 (BR A35) 1765 02:21 Keyboard
Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale prelude for organ, F. 38/1/7 (BR A99) 02:30 Keyboard
Harpsichord Concerto in D major, F. 41 (BR C9) 1735 16:07 Concerto
Polonaise for keyboard in E flat minor, F. 12/6 (BR A32) 1765 04:09 Keyboard
Trio sonata for 2 flutes & continuo No. 1 in D major, F. 47 (BR B13) 1740 10:29 Chamber Music
Harpsichord Concerto in F major, F. 44 (BR C13) 1740 21:43 Concerto
Trio sonata for 2 flutes & continuo No. 4 in B flat major, F. 50 (BR B16) 1762 12:18 Chamber Music
Harpsichord Concerto in E minor, F. 43 (BR C 12) 1767 24:32 Concerto
Polonaise for keyboard in E minor, F. 12/8 (BR A34) 1765 03:55 Keyboard
Wo geht die Lebensreise hin?, cantata, F. 91 (BR F12) 1755 03:22 Choral
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