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Chaconnes & Fantasias: Music of Britten & Purcell / Emerson String Quartet


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002650902  
Composer:  Henry PurcellBenjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Emerson String Quartet releases Chaconnes and Fantasias Music of Britten and Purcell. Exclusively featuring repertoire never before recorded by the quartet, the album comprises Britten's String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 as well as a selection of chaconnes and fantasias from Purcell, including Chacony in G Minor, Z 730 and Fantazia No. 11 in G Major, Z 742. This is the ensemble's first feature recording including cellist Paul Watkins, who joined in 2013. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Emerson String Quartet releases Chaconnes and Fantasias Music of Britten and Purcell. Exclusively featuring repertoire never before recorded by the quartet, the album comprises Britten's String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 as well as a selection of chaconnes and fantasias from Purcell, including Chacony in G Minor, Z 730 and Fantazia No. 11 in G Major, Z 742. This is the ensemble's first feature recording including cellist Paul Watkins, who joined in 2013. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
2.
Fantasia for 4 Viols in F major, Z 737 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; England 
3.
Fantasia for 4 Viols in D minor, Z 739 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; England 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 36 by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
5.
Fantasia for 4 Viols in E minor, Z 741 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; England 
6.
Fantasia for 4 Viols in G major, Z 742 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; England 
7.
Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94 by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 

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