Kuhnau, in fact, however interesting a phenomenon in the musical firmament, is not necessary to explain the appearance of Bach.
Kuhnau begged that a regular organist should be appointed, but he begged in vain.
Kuhnau had many pupils; we know of two who afterwards became distinguished men.
The two parts of the Clavier Exercises of Kuhnau appeared in 1689 and 1692.
Bachs test piece for the Leipsic post after the death of Kuhnau.
In 1680 the plague broke out at Dresden, and Kuhnau returned to his parents.
This movement in the matter of form offers an interesting link between Kuhnau and E. Bach.
A motet of Kuhnau's was given at Zittau under his direction.
In modern reprints of Kuhnau the sugar is sometimes forgotten.
Kuhnau expresses the latter by giving a theme in contrary motion.