℗ 2001 Chandos
 

Reincken: Hortus musicus & Works for Harpsichord

The Purcell Quartet

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Partita No. 1 in A Minor  
1
I. Sonata. Adagio - Allegro -
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
3:13
2
I. Solo. Adagio - Presto
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:12
3
II. Allemand. Allegro
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:32
4
III. Courant
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:55
5
IV: Saraband
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:37
6
V. Gigue. Presto (Allegro)
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:48
Ballett  
7
Partite diverse
Johann Adam Reincken; Robert Woolley
11:31
Partita No. 2 in B-Flat Major  
8
I. Sonata (excerpt) - Solo. Adagio - Presto
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:07
9
II. Allemand. Allegro
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:19
10
III. Courant
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:48
11
IV. Saraband
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:37
12
Toccata in G Major
Johann Adam Reincken; Robert Woolley
7:46
Partita No. 3 in C Major  
13
I. Sonata [excerpt]. Lento (Adagio)
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:37
14
II. Allemand. Allegro
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:02
15
I. Sonata [excerpt] - Solo. Adagio - Allegro
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:04
16
IV. Saraband
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:34
Partita No. 4 in D Minor  
17
II. Allemand. Allegro
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:59
18
III. Courant
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:42
19
IV. Saraband
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:42
Suite in G Major  
20
I. Allemande
Johann Adam Reincken; Robert Woolley
2:56
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II. Courante
Johann Adam Reincken; Robert Woolley
1:57
22
III. Sarabande
Johann Adam Reincken; Robert Woolley
1:32
23
IV. Gigue
Johann Adam Reincken; Robert Woolley
2:32
Partita No. 5 in E Minor  
24
I. Sonata [excerpt]. Grave (Adagio) - Presto (Allegro) - Lento (Largo) - Presto (Allegro) - Lento (Adagio)
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:31
Partita No. 6 in A Major  
25
II. Allemand. Allegro
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:37
26
I. Sonata [excerpt] - Solo. Largo (Adagio) - Allegro - Largo
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
2:27
27
IV. Saraband
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:21
28
V. Gigue. Presto
Johann Adam Reincken; Purcell Quartet
1:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:29
"The Purcell Quartet bring their customary virtues to bear, namely a sweetly transparent ensemble sound ... a fleet-footed nimbleness in passage work and a good feeling for the music’s various moods."
- Gramophone

"Five Stars ... listening to the suites of Hortus musicus I am at a loss to know why they are not played more often ... elegantly crafted, well sustained and plentifully endowed with harmonic interest. They are qualities to which the (Purcell) Quartet responds with insight and evident warmth of sentiment ... a rewarding release."
- BBC Music Magazine

On this album of world premieres, acclaimed Baroque ensemble the Purcell Quartet shines a spotlight on Johann Adam Reincken, a 17th century organist in Germany, whose music exemplified Hamburg’s sophisticated, proud culture and reputation as the most cosmopolitan city in the country. Reincken presided over a colossal organ, a symbol of civic wealth and his improvisations were admired by visiting merchants. Renowned as an improviser and, perhaps because he jealously guarded his art, Reincken committed little keyboard music to paper; the main item in his surviving output is Hortus musicus, a 1687 set of six partitas for two violins, viola da gamba and continuo.
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