The Times

For 17th-century English music at its most adventurous, the composer William Lawes remains the first port of call. But Jenkins, his long-lived contemporary, might be the connoisseur’s choice, and he couldn’t have better advocates than the viol group Phantasm. Here, beautifully recorded, are his five-part consorts: music of piquant melodies, alarming harmonies and shifting metres that grow more potent with each hearing.

 

Date: 

Mär 2007

Author: 

Geoff Brown

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