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Christopher Tye Complete Consort Music
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'A performance that brings out the music’s ceaseless energy' Robert Aubry Davis Mär 2018 Millennium of Music (USA)
As always with this ensemble, the playing is immaculate, lively, and inspired James A. Altena Mär 2018 Fanfare
'An enthusiastic recommendation' Barry Brenesal Mär 2018 Fanfare Magazine
5-Stern Rezension über Christopher Tye CD in Rondo Magazine Five-Star Review Guido Fischer Feb 2018 Rondo
'Polished sonorities and warm expressions' Blair Sanderson Feb 2018 AllMusic
'If I had to pick a favorite viol consort currently active, it would be Phantasm' William J. Gatens Jan 2018 American Record Guide
BBC Music Magazine - 'The musicians' distinctive sound - immediately warm but spiced with an edgy kick - is as assured as ever' Hannah French Nov 2017 BBC Music Magazine
'Ce disque de Phantasm est un nouveau joyau' Jean-Christophe Pucek Nov 2017 Wunderkammern
Gramophone Review of Christopher Tye Complete Consort Music Alexandra Coghlan Sep 2017 Gramophone
BBC Record Review - 'Hard to imagine Tye’s complexities and idiosyncrasies being laid before us by a viol consort with more beauty than this' Andrew McGregor Sep 2017 BBC Radio 3 - Record Review - 22 September 2017
Tye 'exquisitely played' - Financial Times Review Richard Fairman Sep 2017 Financial Times
Tye: Complete Consort Music CD review – consistently beautiful Kate Molleson Aug 2017 The Guardian
Tomkins Anthems & Canticles
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'Nothing anemic about Phantasm' Robert Aubry Davis Mär 2018 Millennium of Music (USA)
Tomkins Anthems & Canticles - Toccata-Rezension Johan van Veen Sep 2017 Toccata
John Dowland Lachrimae or Seven Tears
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5-Sterne-Rezension von Dowland Lachrimae Maximilian Trapp Mär 2018 Gitarre & Laute Online
Award Citation for Phantasm's winning Dowland CD - 2017 Julie Anne Sadie Sep 2017 Gramophone
SHINING LIGHT ON DOWLAND - Elizabeth Kenny joins Phantasm in a musicianly and moving account of Dowland’s Seven Tears Kate Bolton-Porciatti Sep 2016 BBC Music Magazine
'A gripping performance' The Irish Times Michael Dervan Jul 2016 The Irish Times
Gramophone: 'All the hallmarks of a classic recording' - 'totally convincing and absorbing' Lindsay Kemp Jul 2016 Gramophone
'Exquisite Subtlety' - Ncholas Kenyon in The Observer Nicholas Kenyon Jul 2016 The Observer (Guardian) - London
'Rushes of passion' - Early Music Review D. James Ross Jul 2016 Early Music Review
'Affecting' - The Sunday Times (Stephen Pettitt) Stephen Pettet Jul 2016 The Times
'Sensuous and beguiling' - The Financial Times Richard Fairman Jun 2016 The Financial Times
'Tuneful melancholy in splendid new CD'- Nottingham Post Jun 2016 Nottingham Post
'the most deliciously melancholy sound' - BBC Radio 3 Record Review Andrew MacGregor Jun 2016 BBC Radio 3
Lawes Royal Consort
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Phantasm legt hier eine brillante Interpretation vor, die extravertierter ist als was man erwartet Toccata Apr 2016 Toccata
An enormously persuasive collection - really fantastic. Andrew McGregor Dez 2015 BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
Limelight Magazine Chamber Music Recording of the Year 2015 Philip Clark Dez 2015 Limelight Magazine
Kate Molleson's top 20 classical recordings for 2015 Kate Molleson Dez 2015 The Herald Glasgow Scotland
Genius as always, in the playing of the remarkable Phantasm ensemble Rick Anderson Nov 2015 CD Hot List
To listen to Phantasm is to enjoy one of life's fine musical pleasures. Barry Brenesal Nov 2015 Fanfare Magazine
Großartig.... Fantastische Musik gespielt von Phantasm! Albert Hosp Okt 2015 ÖRF - 6. Oktober 2015
The rhythmic vivacity and pungent push-pull swing of their playing rocks Philip Clark Sep 2015 Limelight Magazine
John Bryan, The Viol John Bryan Aug 2015 The Viol
Playing by turns buoyant and vigorous, graceful and serene Kate Bolton Aug 2015 BBC Music Magazine
Höchste Kunst, tiefstes Gefühl Andreas Grabner Aug 2015 BR Klassik Radio
Marvellous listening and superb playing. Robert Oliver Aug 2015 Early Music Review
Stunningly played and beautifully recorded Graham Rickson Jul 2015 The arts desk.com
Das Ensemble ‘Phantasm' spielt mit viel Eleganz und Wärme Remy Franck Jul 2015 Pizzicato
Phantasm’s playing brims with imaginative fantasy David Vickers Jun 2015 Gramophone
Vorbildliches Zusammenspiel und grandiose Technik MDR Figaro Jun 2015 MDR Figaro
'Some of the best music you've ever heard!' Jens Cornelius Mai 2015 Danish Radio
Phantasm at its finest...beautifully recorded Andrew McGregor Mai 2015 BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
Ensemble sound is luxuriantly rich Kate Molleson Mai 2015 The Guardian
Playing of startling concentration and energy Classical Music Mai 2015 Classical Music
Phantasm catches the music's experimental and revolutionary quality, James Manheim Mär 2015 All Music
Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
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Early Music Review of John Ward - Fantasies and verse anthems Andrew H. King Feb 2016 Early Music
A phantasmic CD from Phantasm Nicola Lisle Dez 2014 Oxford times
William Byrd: Complete Consort Music
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Review of Complete Byrd Consort Music Peter Holman Aug 2013 Early Music 41 (2013)
Byrd: Complete Consort Music (Linn Records) Ouverture Mär 2012 Ouverture: Das Klassik-Blog
Phantasm: Byrd Complete Consort Music on Linn Barry Brenesal Nov 2011 Fanfare Magazine
Earthy Elizabethan Elegance From William Byrd Tom Manoff Nov 2011 NPR Music
Gramophone - Editor’s Choice James Inverne Sep 2011 Gramophone
Golden Diapason Award Harold Lopparelli Aug 2011 Diapason d'or août
Classical CDs Weekly Graham Rickson Aug 2011 Classical CDs Weekly
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Aug 2011 BBC Music Magazine
Audiophile Audition Steven Ritter Jul 2011 Audiophile Audition
Laurence Dreyfus BBC Music Magazine Interview BBC Music Magazine Jul 2011 BBC Music Magazine
Byrd as Master of Instrumental Music (auf Deutsch) Dr Matthias Lange Jul 2011 klassik.com
BBC Radio 3 CD Review Andrew McGreggor Jun 2011 BBC Radio 3
Gramophone.co.uk Julie Anne Sadie Jun 2011 Gramophone
Hi-Fi Critic Colin Anderson Mai 2011 Hi-Fi Critic
Independent on Sunday Anna Picard Mai 2011 Independent on Sunday
William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ
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Review of Lawes Consorts to the Organ Peter Holman Aug 2013 Early Music 41 (2013)
'One of the absolute CD highlights of the year' (auf Deutsch) Dr. Christiane Bayer Jan 2013 klassik.com
William Lawes, Consorts to the Organ, Phantasm John Weretka Sep 2012 Australian Viola da Gamba Society Newsletter
William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ David Ponsford Sep 2012 Choir & Organ
Classical CDs Weekly (Lawes: Consorts to the Organ by Phantasm) Graham Rickson Sep 2012 TheArtsDeck.com
Phantasm - Lawes: Consorts to the Organ, classical CD review Ivan Hewett Aug 2012 Telegraph
Miscellaneous Various Authors Aug 2012 Miscellaneous
Lawes – consort music JJ Aug 2012 Klassiek
Classical Release: William Lawes Consorts to the Organ by Phantasm (Linn) Fiona Maddocks Jul 2012 The Observer
Phantasm brightens up broken musical rules of William Lawes John Terauds Jul 2012 Ludwig van Toronto
Phantasm viol consort brightens up broken musical rules of William Lawes musicaltoronto.org Jul 2012 Musical Toronto
William Lawes: Consorts To The Organ Michael Dervan Jun 2012 The Irish Times
Review on William Lawes Consorts to the Organ by Phantasm Paul Driver Jun 2012 The Sunday Times
From BBC Radio 3 'CD Review' Andrew McGregor Jun 2012 BBC Radio 3
A 'must-have' release that will open your eyes and ears and have you baying for more Dominy Clements Apr 2012 MusicWeb International
Four Temperaments
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BBC Radio 3 Andrew McGregor Jun 2013 http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio3/bal/bal_20130608-1015a.mp3
BBC Radio 3 Andrew McGregor Jun 2013 BBC Radio 3 - Building a Library - Podcast 6 June 2013
Early Music News Clifford Bartlett Mai 2005 Early Music News
Times Geoff Brown Mai 2005 Times
Gramophone Editor's Choice Mary Berry Mai 2005 Gramophone
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Mai 2005 BBC Music Magazine
The Independent Andrew Clarke Mär 2005 The Independent
Phantasm’s Four Temperaments: A Conversation with Laurence Dreyfus Brian Robins Mär 2005 Fanfare
John Ward: Consort Music for Five and Six Viols
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Tudor Splendour George Pratt Nov 2009 BBC Music Magazine
Gramophone November 2009 Julie Anne Sadie Nov 2009 Gramophone
Fanfare Magazine Barry Brenesal Sep 2009 Fanfare Magazine
BBC Radio 3 BBC Radio 3 Sep 2009 BBC Radio 3
John Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts
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Album of the Week Michael Church Jun 2007 The Independent
Fanfare Brian Robins Jun 2007 Fanfare
Classic FM John Brunning Apr 2007 Classic FM
The Irish Times Michael Dervan Apr 2007 The Irish Times
Early Music Forum of the Scotsman James Ross Apr 2007 The Scotsman
Classical CDs of the week Elizabeth Roche Apr 2007 The Telegraph
The Times Geoff Brown Mär 2007 The Times
John Jenkins: Six-Part Consorts
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Daily Mail Tully Potter Dez 2006 Daily Mail
Music of refinement and subtlety cast in an exciting new light Fabrice Fitch Aug 2006 Gramophone
Independent on Sunday Anna Picard Jul 2006 Independent on Sunday
Presto Classical Presto Classical Jun 2006 Presto Classical
Goldberg Brian Robins Jun 2006 Goldberg
Early Music, Vol. XXXV, No. 1 Lucy Robinson Jun 2006 Early Music
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Jun 2006 BBC Music Magazine
The Sunday Times The Sunday Times Mai 2006 The Sunday Times
The Times Geoff Brown Mai 2006 The Times
The Daily Telegraph Elizabeth Roche Apr 2006 The Daily Telegraph
Orlando Gibbons: Consorts for viols
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Diapason Benoit Bart Jan 2005 Diapason
The Times John Simpson Sep 2004 The Times
Gramophone David Fallows Jul 2004 Gramophone
Classics Today John Greene Jul 2004 Classics Today
Fanfare Brian Robins Jul 2004 Fanfare
International Record Review Andrew O'Conner Jun 2004 International Record Review
Classic FM magazine Rick Jones Mai 2004 Classic FM magazine
Early Music Review Robert Oliver Mai 2004 Early Music Review
BBC Music George Pratt Mai 2004 BBC Music Magazine
Early Music Forum Early Music Forum of Scotland News Mai 2004 Scotland News
The Guardian Edward Greenfield Apr 2004 The Guardian
Daily Telegraph Elizabeth Roche Apr 2004 arts.telegraph.co.uk
Irish Times Michael Dervan Mär 2004 Irish Times
Rondo (Finland) Antti Häyrynen Sep 1996 Rondo (Finland)
Henry Purcell: Complete Fantasies for Viols
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Diapason Dennis Morrier Jan 2003 Diapason
Gramophone Critic's Choice for 1997 Tess Knighton Mär 1998 Gramophone
Hufvudstadsbladet (Helsinki) Cecilia Björk Aug 1997 Hufvudstadsbladet
Canor (Poland) Tomasz Biel Jun 1997 Canor
Fanfare Robert Maxham Mär 1997 Fanfare
American Record Guide Laird Mär 1997 American Record Guide
Gramophone Awards Lionel Salter Mär 1997 Gramophone
Gramophone Lionel Salter Feb 1997 Gramophone
William Lawes: Consorts in Six parts
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Classics Today David Hurwitxz Feb 2002 Classics Today
Gramophone Julie Anne Sadie Feb 2002 Gramophone
Matthew Locke: Consort Music
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Gramophone Lindsay Kemp Aug 2001 Gramophone
The Observer Tarik O'Regan Mai 2001 The Observer
International Record Review Jeremy Noble Okt 2000 International Record Review
Classics Today David Vernier Jan 2000 Classics Today.com
Byrd Song
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Gramophone Lindsay Kemp Okt 2000 Gramophone
International Record Review Jeremy Noble Okt 2000 International Record Review
Classic CD Paul Riley Aug 2000 Classic CD
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Aug 2000 BBC Music Magazine
William Lawes: Consorts in Four and Five Parts
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Diapason Jean-Luc Macia Sep 2000 Diapason
Gramophone review - Editor’s choice Gramophone Aug 2000 Gramophone
The Scotsman The Scotsman Jul 2000 The Scotsman
Art of Fugue
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The J S Bach Homepage Jan Hanford Apr 1999 The J S Bach Homepage
The New York Times Bernard D. Sherman Apr 1999 The New York Times
Aftenposten (Oslo, Norway) Idar Karevold Sep 1998 Aftenposten
Still Music of the Spheres
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Fanfare Magazine Brian Robins Mai 1998 Fanfare Magazine

Live Reviews

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‘Bei diesem Gambenconsort könnte sich auch Bach nicht beschweren.‘ — Leipziger Volkszeitung ‘With this viol consort [playing the Art of Fugue] even Bach couldn’t complain’ Anja Jaskowski Jun 2018 Leipziger Volkszeitung
How many experienced goosebumps and shivers, caught up in the volatile flow between major and minor, or held the breath when pianissimo chords seemed to float in their own radiant firmament above us? William Dart Mai 2018 New Zealand Herald
'Breathtakingly fine music-making' John Button Mai 2018 The Dominion Post - Wellington New Zealand
Phantasm with Elizabeth Kenny in Misteria Pascalia Festival Miranda Heggie Apr 2018 Arts Desk
Telegraph review on Phantasm's Byrd at the Wigmore Hall: Byrd’s music made to glow with an inner light. Ivan Hewett Feb 2018 The Telegraph
Subtle music from dark times: The Viol Consort Phantasm in the Palm Court Klaus Büstrin Jun 2017 Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten
Gipfelpunkt des Consortspiels - Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Clemens Goldberg Jun 2017 rbb Kultur
The pinnacle of consort playing - Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Clemens Goldberg Jun 2017 rbb Kultur
Feinsinnige Musik aus dunklen Zeiten Klaus Büstrin Jun 2017 Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten
Phantasm and Concerto Melante in der Berliner Philharmonie Martin Wilkening Mär 2017 Berliner Zeitung
This perfect gem of a concert demonstrates that even if politics can divide us, music can connect us! Hugh Kerr Mär 2017 The wee Review
Guardian review of Bach Art of Fugue Performance - Lammermuir Festival 2015 Kate Molleson Sep 2015 The Guardian
'Phantasm deliver moments of perfection' Ken Walton Sep 2015 The Scotsman
Phantasm's Art of Fugue at the Lammermuir Festival Alan Coady Sep 2015 Bachtrack
Phantasm and Tenebrae at the Lammermuir Festival David Kettle Sep 2015 theartsdesk.com
An intimate evening of musical eccentricity and beauty Alexandra Coghlan Jun 2015 The arts desk.com
Perfect unanimity between the three players Jane Shuttleworth Mai 2014 Bachtrack Ltd
Phantasm in Oxford and London Hannah Arnold Okt 2012 Oxonian Review
Phantasm concert at Utrecht Early Music Festival 29 August 2012 Johan van Veen Aug 2012 Hortus Musicus
Lawes: Consort Music Kate Bolton Jul 2012 BBC Music Magazine
Award-wnning Viol Consort plus Daniel Hyde (organ) Play Renaissance Music Phil Bloomfield Feb 2012 Dailyinfo.co.uk
Phantasm: Magdalen College Chapel Nicola Lisle Feb 2012 The Oxford Times
Review: Phantasm, Magdalen College Chapel Sam Parsons Feb 2012 Cherwell.org
Lufthansa Baroque Festival, June 2000 John Allinson Aug 2000 Early Music Today
Review from Phantasm's appearances at the 'Long Bach Night' in Berlin Berliner Zeitung Mai 2000 Berliner Zeitung
Phantasm Displays Power, Expressive Flair of the Viol John Henken Jan 2000 Los Angeles Times
Phantasm makes old music very fresh Greg Hettmansberger Jan 2000 Santa Barbara News Press
Review of Phantasm at the Helsinki Festival Jukka Isopuro Aug 1999 Helsinki Sanomat (USA)
Phantasm in its New York debut at the Frick Collection Allan Kozinn Aug 1996 New York Times