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PURCELL QUARTET
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CHAN 0784
Buxtehude
VII Suonate, Op.2
CHAN 0775
Buxtehude
Membra Jesu nostri/ Laudate, pueri, Dominum
CHAN 0766
Buxtehude
VII Suonate, Op. 1
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BIOGRAPHY

The Purcell Quartet celebrated twenty years of music making with friends and collaborators at the Wigmore Hall in 2004. The group has appeared all over the world, including North and South America and all the countries of Europe, and for over ten years has been a regular visitor to Japan, touring extensively with fully staged performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Orfeo. The Quartet has played at most of the major festivals in the United Kingdom, recorded extensively for the BBC, and toured with the Early Music Network. Recently, the members have concentrated on the works of J.S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude. They have presented several sell-out Wigmore Hall recitals of the early cantatas of Bach and then recorded these works for Chandos. They are also popularising the cantatas of Buxtehude with concerts and recordings involving their fabulous quartet of soloists – Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels and Peter Harvey. The Purcell Quartet has recorded a huge range of music exclusively for Chandos, including works by Purcell, Corelli, Lawes, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Weckmann, Buxtehude, Leclair, Schütz, Couperin and Biber, to outstanding critical and public acclaim.

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CHAN 0572
Purcell
Sonnata Series

"In these Sonatas Purcell turns to a new concerted style which has been developed in Italy. Interspersed among the S...

CHAN 0620
Handel
Italian Cantatas

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CHAN 0642
Bach
Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1

The Purcell Quartet’s first volume of Masses is very welcome… the clarity of texture is superlative, making this an excellent introd...
CHAN 0651
Capriccio Stravagante, Vol. 1
‘…order this at once… a strong recommendation.’...
CHAN 0653
Bach
Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2

The Singers balance beautifully… and oboes shadowed their parts and thicken the texture. Everyone bounced along in autonomous count...
CHAN 0654
Bach
Trio Sonatas

‘The performances are highly persuasive: articulation is vivid, balance exemplary, contrasting sections are well judged and there’s an overall ...
CHAN 0664
Reincken
Hortus Musicus & Works for Harpsichord

‘[The Purcell Quartet plays] with an appealing grace and dance-like quality.’...
CHAN 0670
Capriccio Stravagante, Vol. 2
'A certain winner for all who enjoy music and playing packed with character and spirit.'...