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Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell

Emerson String Quartet

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1
Chacony in G Minor Z 730
Henry Purcell; Emerson String Quartet
5:56
2
Fantazia No. 6 in F Major Z 737
Henry Purcell; Emerson String Quartet
3:49
3
Fantazia No. 8 in D Minor Z 739
Henry Purcell; Emerson String Quartet
4:13
String Quartet No.2 in C Major, Op.36  
4
I. Allegro calmo, senza rigore
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
8:06
5
II. Vivace
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
3:51
6
III. Chacony. Sostenuto
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
16:41
7
Fantazia No. 10 in E Minor Z 741
Henry Purcell; Emerson String Quartet
3:45
8
Fantazia No. 11 in G Major Z 742
Henry Purcell; Emerson String Quartet
3:09
String Quartet No.3 in G Major, Op.94  
9
I. Duets. With Moderate Movement
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
5:32
10
II. Ostinato. Very Fast
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
3:17
11
III. Solo. Very Calm
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
4:13
12
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
2:20
13
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima). Slow
Benjamin Britten; Emerson String Quartet
8:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:41
The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th season in 2017 with this album exploring the close affinities of the music of Britten and Purcell, arguably two of Britain’s most famous composers. Exclusively featuring repertoire never before recorded by the multiple Grammy Award-winning group, the programme comprises two string quartets by Britten as well as a selection of chaconnes and fantasias from Purcell. This is the ensemble's first release to include cellist Paul Watkins, who joined in 2013.
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