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Emerson String Quartet

Music of Britten and Purcell Chaconnes & Fantasias

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: April 21, 2017

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Emerson String Quartet at Concordia Conservatory, Pt. I
At home with with Eugene Drucker
1 Chacony in G Minor Z  
2 Fantazia No. 6 in F Major Z  
3 Fantazia No. 8 in D Minor Z  
4 Allegro calmo, senza rigore  
5 Vivace  
6 Chacony Sostenuto  
7 Fantazia No. 10 in E Minor Z 741  
8 Fantazia No. 11 in G Major Z 742  
9 Duets. With Moderate Movement  
10 Ostinato. Very Fast  
11 Solo. Very Calm  
12 Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco  
13 Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima). Slow  
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The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th season this year and presents a new recording, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell, which will be the first release on Universal Music Classics' new US classical record label, Decca Gold, on April 21. Their US tour takes them from California to New York to Virginia this spring and summer, and on April 26 they will perform works from the new album and their extensive repertoire in celebration of the 40th anniversary at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR.

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