Steven Devine and Robin Bigwood – WF Bach & Krebs

Date(s) - 13/07/2021
1:00 pm

National Centre for Early Music


The Bach Circle

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concerto in F major for 2 harpsichords, BR A 12/FK10
Johann Ludwig Krebs: Concerto in A minor for 2 harpsichords, KrebsWV 840

With such a circle of supremely talented offspring and students surrounding J S Bach, the potential for collaborative music making was enormous. Krebs was a favourite student of Bach’s and highly regarded as one of the finest keyboard players of his generation. W F Bach – the eldest (and possibly favourite) son in Bach’s family – was an innovator and experimenter, pushing the boundaries of form and technique. Here two concerti – charming, dramatic and virtuosic – are presented in an all-too rare performance of music for multiple keyboards.

Steven Devine ‘fantastic touch and élan’ Gramophone

With many thanks to The Queens Hotel for their support of the NCEM for this event.