JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS (1713-1780): Symphonies in C Minor and in E Flat, Concertos in F and in C for Lute, Strings and Continuo and in B Minor for Oboe, Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo, Mass in F, Sanctus in F and in D (2), Oratorio funèbre, Magnificat in D, Aria Bist du noch fern, Cantatas: Uns ist ein Kind geboren, Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, Der Herr hat Großes an uns getan, Jesu, meine Freude, Seid barmherzig, wie auch euer Vater barmherzig ist and Lobet den Herrn in seinem Heiligtum.

Catalogue Number: 02P033

Label: Querstand

Reference: VKJK 1306

Format: CD

Price: $30.98

Description: Here's a nice quantity of orchestral and choral music from a composer known primarily for his organ music. A whole disc (70 min.) is devoted to his symphonies and concertos; the former are in early Classical style while the double concerto has Bach-Brandenburg outer movements surrounding a more galant central one and the lute concertos follow the symphonies in style. The cantatas are short, in chorale-recit-aria or duet-recit-chorale form with orchestral accompaniment varying from severe to opulent; the longest work is the 30-minute Oratorio funèbre which is really a longer cantata. A 120-page book with tons of color and black-and-white illustrations offers two-language detailed biographies of Krebs and discussions of each work on the program. Luxury Germanic style. 4 CDs. Italian and German texts. Gesine Adler (soprano), Britta Schwarz (alto), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Stefan Maass (lute), Markus Müller (oboe), Collegium Vocale Leipzig, Mersburger Hofmusik; Michael Schönheit.

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