Talk:6 Symphonies, Wq.182 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)

By the way, Harvard and BNF between them have most of the manuscripts of these (I think very important...) symphonies/sinfonias preserved in microform, apparently. Not sure when they were first published but first performance (of some or all of them) seems to have been soon after composition, from a famous story published in 1814 in which the composer arranged for a performance before he sent them to van Swieten (given that the person who commissioned a work had no obligation to publish it; CPE Bach was right to want to have these works heard at least once :) Though van Swieten, having introduced Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven to JS Bach's music at various points years before- or perhaps in the future, not sure relative to 1773..., hopefully had better sense than to keep them hidden- who knows). Eric 02:20, 8 August 2011 (UTC)