Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (born 8th March 1714), is one of the pioneers of classical style of music in the west. He was born in present day Germany. He got education in law but deviated to music soon after graduating from university. His work includes almost 30 sonatas.
He is referred to as one of the founders of the classical music. Mozart and Joseph Haydn, both are students of Carl Philipp, whether direct or indirect. His music never remained the same and always surprised the listeners. His work had a broad range of emotion. He was unpredictable and always introduced new styles in classical music. No doubt musicians like Mozart and Haydn got to learn so much from him. Although none of his children became musicians.
He became part of the royal orchestra in 1740. He became popular among the royal families and received great benefits from them. He can undoubtedly be referred to as one of the fathers of classical music in the west. He died on 14th December 1788.