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)

Tracklist

Partita in A minor, Krebs-WV 825
Version: 1st Edition, c. 1743
1. Fantasia
2. Fuga
3. Allemande
4. Courante
5. Sarabande
6. Bourrée
7. Pastorelle
8. Menuett
9. Gigue

10. Fugue in C major, Krebs-WV 843

11. Fugue in E major, Krebs-WV 844

12. Fugue in F major, Krebs-WV 845

13. Fugue in F minor, Krebs-WV 846

14. Fugue in G major, Krebs-WV 847

15. Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 848

Concerto in G major
“in Italiänischen Gusto”, Krebs-WV 821
16. Allegro
17. Andante
18. Vivace

'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