Eduard Erdmann plays Ernst Krenek “Little Suite Op. 13A”

For some time I’ve been impressed by a rarity on YouTube, Eduard Erdmann playing Ernst Krenek’s Kleine Suite Op. 13A in 1928.

The score is very hard to find. I finally ran down a copy: Reading through it is fun, but the pages also prove that Erdmann’s wonderful handling of the keyboard is a major part of the recording’s charisma.


The tiny movements are: Allemande – Sarabande – Gavotte – Waltz – Fugue – Fox Trot.

Erdmann plays the repeats as written.

First two pages of score:

krenek 1

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Wikipedia: Eduard Erdmann, Ernst Krenek.