Music Press:
'Chamber Music Choice: "The consort sound is luminescent"' - BBC Music Magazine
'An absolute joy of a disc.' - Early Music Review
'Great music, stunningly played...' - Early Music Review
UK National Press:
'Phantasm... reveal[s] the composer's sonorous magic.' - The Telegraph
'This internationally acclaimed viol ensemble, with organist Daniel Hyde, bring all to shadowy life, the immediacy and intimacy captured expertly by the Linn engineers. Give this music your full attention - and be astonished.' - The Observer
'These two beautifully performed sets of fantasies... are full of suave angularities and delicious dissonances, captivating for liveliness and melancholy alike.' - The Sunday Times
American Press:
'Phantasm shine a light wonderfully on this under served talent.' - Buffalo News
Foreign Press:
'Phantasm's sympathetic performances should win new friends for this sometimes almost bewildering music.' - Irish Times
'Highly recommended for lovers of music for the viola da gamba!' - Klassiek
Online Reviews:
'played to perfection' - Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'Even so, most of this music is gorgeous, clear in its emotional content, amply conveyed in the beatury that emanates from this lucky pairing of composer and interpreters.' - Musical Toronto
'If anything, the new Phantasm recording is even better than anything they have already done.' - Musicaweb International
'Phantasm's disc is an excellent shot.' - Words & Music
'Beatifully done' - Audiophile Audition
'Strongly recommended' - AllMusic.com
UK Radio
'Their playing is revelatory. The recording preperly intimate, warm and truthful, and it's from Linn Records.' - BBC Radio 3 CD Review
'...WIlliam Lawes whose harmonic baring is beautifully laid bare in these bold and theatrical perfromances from Phantasm with the plaintively seductive sound of Laurence Dreyfus's trebel viol on top of the texture; Daniel Hyde's chamber organ doubling and underpinning that strangely shifting sound world.' - BBC Radio 3 CD Review


Aug 2012


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