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Ich bin ein Hamburger

Ich bin ein Hamburger

In 1768 CPE Bach left Berlin after 30 years' service at the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia and started a new job in Hamburg, where he took over from his godfather, Telemann, as musical director of the city's five most prominent churches. Life was good - according to one visitor, "Bach has a talkative wife, a rather unattractive but well-mannered daughter, a son who is a lawyer, good wine and good beer". Donald Macleod finds out what life was like for the Bach family in the more commercial atmosphere of Hamburg, the biggest port and trading centre of the German lands.

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Thu 6 Mar 2014 18:30

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