Emerson String Quartet – Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Emerson String Quartet – Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017)
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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.

Tracklist:

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
1 Chacony in G Minor Z 730 05:56
2 Fantazia No. 6 in F Major Z 737 03:49
3 Fantazia No. 8 in D Minor Z 739 04:13

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
String Quartet No.2 in C Major, Op.36
4 I. Allegro calmo, senza rigore 08:06
5 II. Vivace 03:51
6 III. Chacony: Sostenuto 16:41

Henry Purcell
7 Fantazia No. 10 in E Minor Z 741 03:45
8 Fantazia No. 11 in G Major Z 742 03:09

Benjamin Britten
String Quartet No.3 in G Major, Op.94
9 I. Duets. With Moderate Movement 05:32
10 II. Ostinato. Very Fast 03:17
11 III. Solo. Very Calm 04:13
12 IV. Burlesque. Fast – con fuoco 02:20
13 V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima). Slow 08:49

Personnel
Emerson String Quartet:
Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violine
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

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