Kate Molleson's top 20 classical recordings for 2015

6. William Lawes: The Royal Consort Phantasm (Linn)

Weird phrase lengths, irreverent accents, rogue harmonies… The viol writing of William Lawes is like nothing else, and Phantasm goes at it with a proper swing in its step. Sometimes the music repeats a snatch of melody just because it’s too good not to, which must have caused havoc for anyone trying to actually dance to these tunes.

Date: 

Dec 2015

Author: 

Kate Molleson

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