Krebs: Complete Harpsichord Music

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The most comprehensive single-volume collection of keyboard music by one of Bach’s most talented pupils, recorded by an Italian early-music specialist with a distinguished catalogue of 17th-century repertoire.

Composer: Johann Ludwig Krebs
Artists: Michele Benuzzi (harpsichor)

The son of a Weimar-based organist, Johann Krebs (1713-1780) entered the Thomasschule in Leipzig under the tutelage of Capellmeister Bach at the age of 12 in 1726. There he remained for the best part of a decade, and a glowing testimonial from Bach commended his talents on the clavier, violin and lute, as well as in composition. Krebs never attained the Leipzig post which his instrumental talents deserved, but he served as an organist in several churches south of Leipzig through the course of a long and distinguished professional life which reached fruition as organist at the court of Prince Friedrich of Gotha-Altenburg from 1755 onwards.

The inveterate traveller and commentator Charles Burney reported that ‘M. Krebs of Altenburg, scholar of Sebastian Bach, has been much admired for his full and masterly manner of playing the organ.’ The style of Krebs’s own music reflects the transitional period in which he lived. The hand of the master lightly guides the cosmopolitan elegance of the three partitas on CD1 of this collection. Krebs compiled a Clavier-Übung (Keyboard Practice) of his own in 1744, from which Michele Benuzzi performs a C major suite and, six lively Italianate sonatas.
A volume of six suites from 1746 shows the influence of the galant style which was coming into fashion at the time, embodied by the output of Bach’s most accomplished son, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Several more suites here are sophisticated examples of Krebs’s mastery in the ‘French and Italian taste’ as well as demonstrating the fluency of his keyboard writing and the craftsmanship of his counterpoint.

0:00:00 Partita II in B-Flat Major, Krebs-WV 823
0:33:13 Partita IV in A Minor, Krebs-WV 825
1:05:42 Partita VI in E-Flat Major, Krebs-WV 827
1:39:16 Praeambulum
2:06:33 Suite in C Major
2:37:53 Sonatina prima in A Minor
2:43:58 Sonatina seconda in D Major
2:52:11 Sonatina terza in C Minor
3:00:10 Sonatina quarta in B Major
3:06:40 Sonatina quinta in E Major
3:14:35 Sonatina sesta in F Major
3:22:23 Suite I in D Major
3:42:07 Suite II in B Minor
3:55:52 Suite III in E-Flat Major
4:19:15 Suite IV in C Major
4:32:37 Suite V in F Major
4:48:36 Suite VI in C Minor
5:03:35 Suite in A Minor
5:42:08 Ouverture in G Minor
6:19:47 Concerto in G Major, Krebs-WV 821
6:34:20 Sonata in A Minor

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Великолепно ! Спасибо за замечательную публикацию !

Author — Sergey Simkin


Thank you for this upload! Inspiring works!

Author — Most Hated Minnesotan


Stunning. It's like Bach's tonal harmony meets Scarlatti ' cheeky, darling sense of dissonant melodic play.

Author — Brian Cullen


Perfect music to study the Krebs cycle 👍🏽

Author — Bio Museum


Thank you so much for this soothing Baroque music. Perfect thing to listen to in these tough times.

Author — Andre Polykanine


Johann Ludwig Krebs, the pupil affectionately regarded by JSB as the only 'crawfish (Kreb) in his brook (Bach)'. I can see why Bach was proud of him: his music is rich and satisfying, and his fugues are superb.

Author — Paul West


This compositions seem very much alike with Goldberg Variations by J.S.Bach. Krebs was a genius also, a very prodigious genius.His partitures are very hard to interpretate, but provocative to me, because since last summer I ' m exercising the original partitures of Goldberg Variations at my old piano.

Author — cristina olaru


I knew about Krebs (and Walther) from some old 45rpm records of Peter Post playing on organs in the Netherlands. I bought those 7" records in 1959. Now this whole day of utter bliss! Thank you

Author — Jacob de Raadt


Hey! Whoa. Krebs is an excellent composer. Great find. Much to appreciate here.

Author — Rodrigo Toscano


Justo lo que esperaba. muchas gracias como siempre a Brilliant.

Author — Blabla blu


Tener acceso a este tipo de colecciones (música completa) amplía y facilita mucho las opciones de estudio. Krebs es uno de mis favoritos. Gracias.

Author — Carlos Gustavo Muñoz Rodriguez


So beautiful music . Thanks for sharing.

Author — Kuma Fong


Ohh, Krebs, what an interesting discovery to me. Love finding so much well applied JSB influence in his style. A joy! Gracias!

Author — alindmay


Agricola y Krebs 😍de los alumnos de Bach. Pero no solo su contrapunto, también su letra es casi igual 😬 gracias x subirlo. Solo tenía una fantasía que toca M. Andre muy buena

Author — Cliente Tiraderos


Krebs, a personal student of Bach's AND his son-in-law, I personally consider the very last Baroque composer.

Author — Todd Baxter


I think there is Krebs complete organ music on brilliant CDs as well.

Author — Lar M


There were many composers in the Inlightment century but also writers and poets . It's wonderfull we descover them now .

Author — George Ionita


really nice recording. Really like the sound

Author — Matthew Is Cool


Exzellent, dieser Klang? Wunderbares Spiel, vielen Dank.

Author — Hanna Wagenknecht


Complete enjoying!!! 👍🏻🎶🎵❤️🎶🎼🎶🎵❤️🎶🎶🎼🎵🎶🎼

Author — Carlos Montes