Purcell: Chamber Music / London Baroque

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 4 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 6 in G minor, Z. 807
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 752
>Purcell, Henry : Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 3 in B flat major, Z 750
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 4 in G minor, Z 751
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 2 in A minor, Z 749
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 1 in A major, Z 748
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 7 in E minor, Z. 796
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 12 in D major, Z. 801
>Purcell, Henry : Overture for 2 violins, viola & continuo in D minor, Z. 771
>Purcell, Henry : Swifter, Isis, swifter flow (Welcome Song for Charles II), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 33
>Purcell, Henry : Overture for 2 violins, 2 violas & continuo in G minor, Z. 772
>Purcell, Henry : Overture and Suite for 2 violins, viola & continuo in G major, Z. 770 (inner parts incomplete)
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Italianate sonatas to elegiac pavans. 20 years after it was recorded, London Baroque's disc of pieces orbiting the young Purcell's 1680 Fantazias remains stylish, intimate, insightful and founded on an ideal rapport.



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Works Details

>Purcell, Henry : Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 4 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 6 in G minor, Z. 807
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 752
  • Performers: Ursula Weiss (Violin); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1678

>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 3 in B flat major, Z 750
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 4 in G minor, Z 751
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 2 in A minor, Z 749
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 1 in A major, Z 748
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 7 in E minor, Z. 796
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 12 in D major, Z. 801
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Overture for 2 violins, viola & continuo in D minor, Z. 771
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Purcell, Henry : Swifter, Isis, swifter flow (Welcome Song for Charles II), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 33
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1681

>Purcell, Henry : Overture for 2 violins, 2 violas & continuo in G minor, Z. 772
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Purcell, Henry : Overture and Suite for 2 violins, viola & continuo in G major, Z. 770 (inner parts incomplete)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Ensemble: London Baroque
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1681