Steven’s latest release on the Resonus label has now been shipped. This is Volume 1 of a survey (projected to be four-volumes) of harpsichord works by Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713 – 1780) – a favourite student of J S Bach’s. This extraordinary music straddles two eras – the Baroque and the Galant – and the style, texture and harmonies reflect a composer exploring the new fashions whilst his training is firmly of the “old-school”.
By turns it is dramatic, profound, charming and witty and has been a real pleasure to put together!
Steven is playing harpsichord and organ on two important new releases now available.
Nicola Benedetti’s new album of Antonio Vivaldi and Francesco Geminiani features her new collective of period-specialist players, including Steven on harpsichord. Available from Amazon here.
A new release on Steven’s regular label, Resonus, features the incredible musicianship and intellect of violinist Oliver Webber, here demonstrating the art of “divisions” – ornamenting a melodic line in the virtuosic style of the 17th century in Italy. It is available from Resonus here.
Steven is currently Artistic Advisor to the Festival and also recorded the complete 48 Preludes and Fugues by Bach for the Festival streaming programme last year. The first broadcast of which had approximately 69, 000 viewers!