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.
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String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730