1 Super Audio CD / Alia Vox / 2008-07-08Works: Henry Purcell: Fantasias (15) for viols
Conductors: Savall, Jordi
Ensemble: Hespèrion XX
The fantasia or "fancy" for a consort of viols is one of the glories of English music. This refined repertoire, spanning nearly two centuries, represents...continue...
1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2001-11-08Works: Henry Purcell: Fantasias (15) for viols; Fantasia for 4 parts in A minor (incomplete); Pavan for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 752; Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730
Ensemble: London Baroque
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1997-07-29Works: Henry Purcell: Fantasias (15) for viols
Performers: Bryan, John; Crum, Alison; Groser, Sarah; Heringman, Jacob; Kerr, Andrew; Marks, Roy; Pell, Susanna
Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols
"No one knows why Purcell wrote these string fantasias, which date from 1680 and are among his earliest surviving works. The are densely contrapuntal and...continue...