Rondo (Finland)

Phantasm makes one wonder yet again why the Purcell Fantasies are not accorded a place of honour next to the best instrumental works of Bach or the late string quartets of Beethoven. The interpretations on the recording are honest and clear. Above all, they are pervaded by a truly burning spirit. Not even in their most meditative ecstasy does the music-making remain aloof but the message is conveyed in a generous and thought-provoking manner. I envy the lucky ones who haven't yet come across this music and have still to be introduced to it.

 

 

Date: 

Sep 1996

Author: 

Antti Häyrynen

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