"A must for music historians and students of 18th-century culture. Essential." -- Choice
"The volume achieves its goal of returning C.P.E. Bach to a central place in the landscape of eighteenth-century music." --German Studies Review
This collection of essays explores the literary and aesthetic contexts of C. P. E. Bach's later work, focussing on his activity in Hamburg from 1767 until his death in 1788. It includes essays on Bach's position on contemporary concepts of sensibility, his sacred music and views on religion, and on the contemporary and posthumous reception of his music. This volume, the first English-language collection of essays devoted to C. P. E. Bach since 1988, seeks to re-establish the centrality of Bach's music in late 18th-century German culture.