The Observer

Taking a break from his work as an internationally renowned musicologist, Dreyfus leads the Phantasm viol quartet in this intoxicating recording of seven suites by Matthew Locke (1622-77) for the recording arm of As Dreyfus admits himself, the listener may take time to get used to the ‘abrupt quality of Locke’s musical thinking’. Even on a first hearing, however, one can glean an inherent wit and charm in the writing, assisted in no small measure by the colourful yet delicate playing of Phantasm.



May 2001


Tarik O'Regan

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