℗ 2019 harmonia mundi
Released January 17, 2020
Duration 53m 04s
Record Label harmonia mundi
Catalogue No. 902313DI
Genre Classical (String quartet, wind quartet etc.)
 

'Tis too late to be wise

Kitgut Quartet

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9 Fantasias, Z. 735-43  
1.1
No. 8. Fantasia a 4 in G Major, Z. 742
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
3:20
The History of Timon of Athens, Z. 632  
1.2
Curtain Tune on a ground
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
1:58
The Tempest, Z. 631  
1.3
IV. Curtain Tune
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
3:56
Consort of Four Parts, Suite No. 2 in D Major  
1.4
I. Fantazie
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
3:27
1.5
II. Courante
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
0:55
1.6
III. Ayre
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
1:38
1.7
IV. Saraband
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
1:22
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71 No. 2, Hob. III:70  
1.8
I. Adagio
Joseph Haydn; Kitgut Quartet
6:08
1.9
II. Adagio cantabile
Joseph Haydn; Kitgut Quartet
5:01
1.10
III. Menuetto. Allegro - Trio
Joseph Haydn; Kitgut Quartet
1:54
1.11
IV. Finale. Allegretto
Joseph Haydn; Kitgut Quartet
3:24
9 Fantasias, Z. 735-43  
1.12
No. 2. Fantasia a 4 in B-Flat Major, Z. 736
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
2:56
King Arthur, Z. 628  
1.13
Fairest Isle
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
2:19
Consort of Four Parts, Suite No. 1 in D Minor  
1.14
II. Courante
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
1:03
1.15
III. Ayre
Matthew Locke; Kitgut Quartet
1:42
King Arthur, Z. 628  
1.16
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
1:21
1.17
Pavan in G Minor, Z. 752
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
4:40
1.18
Chacony in G Minor, Z. 730
Henry Purcell; Kitgut Quartet
3:57
Venus and Adonis, Act II  
1.19
Act Tune
John Blow; Kitgut Quartet
2:03
Digital Booklet
Liberty, enthusiasm and sharing: that might well be the motto of the Kitgut Quartet (named for the 'kitgut' or catgut strings it uses), which brings together four outstanding soloists, all of them members of the leading period-instrument European ensembles. This first recording devoted to Haydn and England (Purcell, Locke, Blow) explores the origins of the string quartet via a number of carefully chosen gems. A journey through time with plenty of surprises in store!
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – harmonia mundi Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-3.03
-6.81 to -0.41
-23.68
-27.40 to -21.15
13
12 to 16
1
No. 8. Fantasia a 4 in G Major, Z. 742
-2.31-22.0313
2
Curtain Tune on a ground
-2.63-21.1512
3
IV. Curtain Tune
-1.46-22.9613
4
I. Fantazie
-2.75-23.2513
5
II. Courante
-3.11-23.3714
6
III. Ayre
-2.98-21.7912
7
IV. Saraband
-3.24-23.2813
8
I. Adagio
-1.78-23.8514
9
II. Adagio cantabile
-0.41-25.1016
10
III. Menuetto. Allegro - Trio
-5.21-25.1313
11
IV. Finale. Allegretto
-0.41-23.8515
12
No. 2. Fantasia a 4 in B-Flat Major, Z. 736
-3.83-23.3513
13
Fairest Isle
-6.81-26.5912
14
II. Courante
-4.94-23.4512
15
III. Ayre
-2.99-22.7312
16
Hornpipe
-3.44-27.4013
17
Pavan in G Minor, Z. 752
-2.77-23.6414
18
Chacony in G Minor, Z. 730
-2.51-22.4212
19
Act Tune
-3.97-24.5013

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