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Emerson String Quartet: Chaconnes and Fantasias – Music of Britten and Purcell (24/44 FLAC)

Emerson String Quartet: Chaconnes and Fantasias - Music of Britten and Purcell (24/44 FLAC)

Emerson String Quartet: Chaconnes and Fantasias – Music of Britten and Purcell (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell
Performer: Emerson String Quartet
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Decca
Catalogue: 4815204
Release: 2017
Size: 676 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Purcell: Chacony in G minor – for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730
02. Purcell: Fantazia No. 6 in F Major Z 737
03. Purcell: Fantazia No. 8 in D Minor Z 739

Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
04. I. Allegro calmo, senza rigore
05. II. Vivace
06. III. Chacony: Sostenuto

07. Purcell: Fantazia No. 10 in E Minor Z 741
08. Purcell: Fantazia No. 11 in G Major Z 742

Britten: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
09. I. Duets. With Moderate Movement
10. II. Ostinato. Very Fast
11. III. Solo. Very Calm
12. IV. Burlesque. Fast – con fuoco
13. V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima). Slow

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.

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