Johann Ludwig Krebs: Keyboard Works, Volume 1 - RES10287

Johann Ludwig Krebs: Keyboard Works, Volume 1

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Total playing time [72:00]

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Steven Devine (harpsichord)

Although a favoured student of J.S. Bach, Johann Ludwig Krebs didn’t see any substantial success in his own lifetime. More recent assessments have discovered a highly educated, enlightened and open minded musician who was clearly highly accomplished as a performer, demonstrating a fascinating synthesis of Baroque, Galant and Classical forms.

Keyboardist Steven Devine begins a complete survey of Krebs’ significant contribution to the keyboard genre with this first of four volumes that shows the range of Krebs’ musical language.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'These little jewels are luminously showcased on the harpsichord: a copy by Colin Booth of an early 18th-century instrument by German maker Johann Christof Fleischer. Its delicate, silvery timbre is beautifully captured by the recording engineers […] a felicitous programme, meticulously realised, that sheds light on Bach’s talented pupil.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'These little jewels are luminously showcased on the harpsichord: a copy by Colin Booth of an early 18th-century instrument by German maker Johann Christof Fleischer. Its delicate, silvery timbre is beautifully captured by the recording engineers […] a felicitous programme, meticulously realised, that sheds light on Bach’s talented pupil.'
BBC Music Magazine (5 stars)

'[...] the combination of Devine's advocacy and the sheer imagination of Krebs' music means that the discs are a simple delight to listen to in their own right'
Planet Hugill

'Stephen Devine’s playing is impressive, his gently rhetorical approach to the music revealing inner beauties within the notes. A fine example of playing the music, rather than the notes.'
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Credits
© 2021 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2021 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10287
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793169
Release date: 3 September 2021