Although a favoured student of J.S. Bach, Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713 – 1780) didn’t see any substantial success in his own lifetime. More recent assessments have discovered a highly educated, enlightened and open minded musician who was clearly highly accomplished as a performer and demonstrating a fascinating synthesis of Baroque, Galant and Classical forms. Keyboardist Steven Devine begins a complete survey of Krebs’ significant contribution to the keyboard genre with this first of four volumes that shows the range of Krebs’ musical language and containing a number of world premiere recordings.
Click on the video below to see and hear Steven Devine talking about this sparkling new recording of the music of a very under-rated composer.
Partita (IV) in A minor [Krebs-WV825] – 31.30
Fugue in C major [Krebs-WV843] – 2.10
Fugue in E major [Krebs-WV844] – 2.40
Fugue in F major [Krebs-WV845] – 4.30
Fugue in F minor [Krebs-WV846] – 3.00
Fugue in G major [Krebs-WV847] – 2.30
Fugue in A minor [Krebs-WV848] – 4.30
Concerto “in the Italian Style” [Krebs-WV821] – 15.30