Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell | Decca - Gold 4815204

Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell

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Label: Decca - Gold

Cat No: 4815204

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 5th May 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 the Chacony in G minor, Z730 and Fantazia No.11 in G major, Z742.

This is the ensemble’s first feature recording including cellist Paul Watkins, who joined in 2013.

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