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      Carl's Morning Quiz: Today we are featuring music related to to the German capital, Berlin. In 1747, JS Bach visited his son CPE Bach in Potsdam, near Berlin, where CPE was a court musician for Frederick II. JS was given a very difficult musical theme by Frederick and asked to improvise upon it. Bach later wrote an entire collection of canons and fugues based on that theme. What is the name of that work by JS Bach? Answer >>


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