New Release! Bach Harpsichord Concertos with OAE

We’re very proud to announce the release of Bach Harpsichord Concertos on the Resonus Classics label. The recording features Steven Devine playing the solo harpsichord and directing his friends and colleagues from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightnement (OAE).

The sessions, held last year in St John’s Smith Square, London, features the famous concerto in D minor (BWV 1052), Concerto in D major (BWV 1054), Concerto in A Major (BWV 1055) and Steven’s new reconstruction of the D Minor Concerto BWV 1059.

Joining Steven are Magaret Faultless & Kati Debretzeni (Violins), Max Mandel (Viola), Andrew Skidmore (cello) and Christine Sticher (bass).

Here’s the link to purchase the disc direct from Resonus:

Aci, Galatea e Polefemo – first reviews

The OAE’s performance of Handel’s 1708 Cantata, “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” at Cadogan Hall on Sunday (directed by Steven) was well received by the audience and now by critics.

BachTrack – “Trevor Bowes sews up Handel’s most fiendish character in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo”

Planet Hugill

Seen and Heard International – It’s only January but OAE’s triumphant Aci, Galatea e Polifemo might be one of the events of year

Great review for Krebs!

“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.”

Andrew Benson Wilson has written a very positive review for Vol. 1 of the harpsichord works of Krebs. You can read it here.