We have received stock of the CDs for Steven’s new recording of this wonderful music by Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713 – 1780), Bach’s favourite student.
If you would like a copy direct from us (you can get it signed too…) please head over to:
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!
It is availble in a variety of formats from https://www.resonusclassics.com/johann-ludwig-krebs-keyboard-works-volume-1-steven-devine-res10287
Here is a video of Steven discussing this wonderful music:
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’s appearance with The Mozartists at the Cadogan Hall on 8th July at 730 is being recorded by BBC Radio 3 for transmission the following day. Here is the page on the Radio 3 website:
Steven will appear twice at this year’s York Early Music Festival: on July 13th with Robin Bigwood in a wonderful programme of W F Bach and Johann Krebs, and also on July 14th with Florilegium in a programme of Bach.
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!
Steven appears in two videos demonstrating the working keyboard instruments in the Music Gallery. In addition, he answers questions about the music, his career and lots of other things!
The satirical videos continue… Words and music by Kate Semmens and Steven Devine.