Date(s) - 13/07/2021
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.