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Phantasm

Phantasm, an award-winning consort of viols, was founded in 1994 by Laurence Dreyfus and has become recognized as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today. 




Tye: Complete Consort Music
Tye: Complete Consort Music
Phantasm perform music by the important 16th century composer and radical thinker Christopher Tye. 

CKD 571  

Jenkins: Six-Part Consorts
Jenkins: Six-Part Consorts
The award-winning viol consort explores the sonorous beauty of John Jenkins. 

BKD 556  

Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
'The most sensuously tuneful hour of music ever written...' 

CKD 527  

Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts
Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts
This superb recording of the music of Jenkins was named a Finalist at the 2007 Gramophone Awards. 

BKD 557  

Super Audio Collection Vol. 8
Super Audio Collection Vol. 8
Featuring Joe Stilgoe, Robin Ticciati, Claire Martin, Thomas Sondergard, Big Screen & Ingrid Fliter. 

AKP 537  

Lawes: The Royal Consort
Lawes: The Royal Consort
The award-winning Phantasm celebrates William Lawes with a sublime collection of premiere recordings 

CKD 470  

Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
Phantasm offers a privileged glimpse of a special moment in English music history. 

CKD 427  

Gibbons: Consorts for Viols
Gibbons: Consorts for Viols
Phantasm won a 2004 Gramophone Award for its recording of Viol Consorts by Gibbons. 

BKD 486  

Four Temperaments
Four Temperaments
Phantasm perform a ravishing recording of the repertoire in which they excel. 

BKD 487  

Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
The seventh volume in the perpetually popular Linn Collection series. 

AKP 459  

The Super Audio Collection Vol. 6
The Super Audio Collection Vol. 6
Includes premiere recordings, memorable debuts and new takes on popular repertoire. 

AKP 408  

Lawes: Consorts to the Organ
Lawes: Consorts to the Organ
Phantasm explore the music of William Lawes in this, their third recording for Linn. 

CKD 399  

The Super Audio Collection Vol. 5
The Super Audio Collection Vol. 5
An impressive new collection showcasing the best of Linn Record's artists. 

AKP 389  

Byrd: Complete Consort Music
Byrd: Complete Consort Music
The only complete collection of William Byrd's consort music. 

CKD 372  

The Super Audio Collection Vol. 4
The Super Audio Collection Vol. 4
The fourth volume in Linn's popular sampler series. A mouth-watering selection of 2008-09 tracks. 

AKP 357  

Ward: Consort music for five and six viols
Ward: Consort music for five and six viols
Phantasm's debut recording on Linn Records explores the music of John Ward. 

BKD 339  

Phantasm 

Phantasm, an award-winning consort of viols, was founded in 1994 by Laurence Dreyfus and has become recognized as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today. The ensemble catapulted into international prominence when its debut recording of works by Henry Purcell won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997. Since then, the consort has travelled the world over, performing in festivals and on concert series in Aldeburgh, Utrecht, Bergen, Regensburg, Hong Kong, Vienna, Stockholm, Prague, and Bruges.

Phantasm’s eighteen recordings have won consistent praise and several awards, including a Gramophone Award in 2004 for the music of Orlando Gibbons, finalist for Record of the Year, and a Diapason d’Or for their complete consorts of William Byrd. Their recording of Lawes’s Royal Consort for Linn Records was named 2015 Chamber Music Recording of the Year by Limelight Magazine (Australia) and was a 2016 Finalist for the Baroque Instrumental Music Award in Gramophone. Phantasm’s most recent disc, John Dowland’s complete Lachrimae, was BBC Music Magazine’s Record of the Month, and Gramophone Critics’ Choice and secured the ensemble its third Gramophone Award in 2017.


For further information - www.phantasm.org.uk
2018 ICMA Nominations
16 November 2017
Five Linn recordings are nominated!
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Phantasm's Dowland Is a First Choice Recommendation
28 October 2017
On BBC Radio 3's Building A Library
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Phantasm Enter The UK Charts
29 September 2017
#4 for Tye: Complete Consort Music
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Phantasm Wins Third Gramophone Award
01 September 2017
Phantasm's Dowland Triumphs In The Early Music Category
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2016 Gramophone Award Shortlist Announced
01 August 2016
Dunedin Consort, Magnificat, Fitzwilliam String Quartet and Phantasm are named Finalists
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Phantasm's Dowland Enters The Chart
01 July 2016
#3 In The UK Specialist Chart
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Vote For Phantasm
01 February 2016
Nominated for a BBC Music Magazine Award
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ICMA Nominations Announced
20 November 2015
Three Linn Recordings Nominated
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Disc of the Week - two weeks in a row!
30 May 2015
on BBC Radio 3's CD Review
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Phantasm's Lawes Named Gramophone Choice
18 May 2015
Another accolade for the viol consort
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2013 Gramophone Award Finalists Announced
29 July 2013
Dunedin Consort and Phantasm named Finalists
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Phantasm nominated for Award
11 January 2013
BBC Music Magazine shortlist announced
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Phantasm in the charts
27 August 2012
Number 16 in the UK Specialist Chart
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BBC Music Magazine awards Phantasm's recording...
30 July 2012
...Chamber Choice for William Lawes
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Phantasm enters the US Billboard Chart
28 November 2011
with their William Byrd album
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Awards nod for Retrospect and Phantasm
21 November 2011
International Classical Music Awards nominees announced
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Gramophone Award Finalists Announced
16 August 2011
Retrospect Ensemble, Phantasm and Avison Ensemble nominated
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Phantasm's Byrd is Editor's Choice
05 August 2011
Gramophone chooses the "simply divine" Phantasm
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Laurence Dreyfus BBC Music Magazine Interview
07 July 2011
The founder of Phantasm discusses the varied and surprising world of Byrd.
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Linn Records Nominated for Six International Classical Music Awards
02 December 2010
Linn Records is proud to announce that six Linn recordings have been nomiated for the 2011 International Classical Music Awards.
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2010 Gramophone Awards Finalists announced
23 August 2010
Two Linn recordings make the shortlist
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Phantasm's success in Utrecht
01 September 2009
two standing ovations for the viol ensemble
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Musikansich
4 Stars
'...all these variations require a fresh, attentive ear that with repeated listening can perceive subtle new transformations and nuances.'
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Pizzicato
Supersonic Award: 'The English Renaissance composer Christopher Tye was known for his capricious character, which can also be observed here and there in his sometimes perky music. Phantasm’s performances are highly enjoyable, nuanced, fresh and playful.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'...the consort's percussive energy brings a contemporary feel to proceedings and the result, beautifully recorded in Boxgrove Priory, turns out to be very convincing.'


BBC Radio 3 'Building A Library'
First Choice Recommendation: 'This recording stands out for its sheer lyricism combined with moments of heightened emotion...'
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Stretto
'Phantasm plays this endless energetic music, full of rhythmic articulations and provocative harmonies, in a more than gorgeous way.'
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De Volkskrant
4 Stars
'Phantasm is paradise for early music nerds…'
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All Music
4½ Stars
'Phantasm demonstrates that Tye was capable, assured, and even daring in his contrapuntal invention...'
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Gramophone
'This collection of his complete consort music throws up surprise after surprise – a revelation of a recording that offers a startling perspective on a familiar musical landscape.'
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Gramophone
2017 Early Music Award Winner: 'Freshly informed performances of the highest calibre.'
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Presto Classical
Editor's Choice: '...vibrant, full-blooded performances - the music really dances...'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'It’s hard to imagine Tye’s complexities and idiosyncrasies being laid before us by a viol consort with more beauty than this...'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'Sometimes plangent, often ebulliently uplifting, these are ever unpredictable pieces...all are exquisitely played by Phantasm...'
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Diapason
5 Stars
Diapason d'or: '...moins somptueuse et impressionnante, préférant aux graves encens doloristes une transparance virtuose, profitable à l'écoute continue : chaque pavane, par le relief de ses détails, apparaît comme une étude caractérisée.'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'...what strikes me about this recording is its suaveness, its evenness, its consistent beauty.'
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Crescendo
'Phantasm reveals all the contrapuntal and harmonic richness...An irreproachable interpretation.'
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The Wee Review
5 Stars
'Overall, this is a perfect gem of a concert...'
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Iowa Public Radio
'Their passionate yet subtle and alert playing is captured in warm, rich sound.'
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MusicWeb International
'For many people this will be self-recommending: possibly the first great instrumental work by an English composer, performed by the premier viol ensemble of our day with the support of a notable lutenist. This lovely recording deserves every success.'
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American Record Guide
'The present recording upholds that dazzling standard.'
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American Record Guide
'The playing combines alertness and fine color with an appropriate leisureliness.'
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SWR2 Treffpunkt Klassik
Recommendation: 'The longer you immerse yourself in this CD with the "Lachrimae", the more you fall under its spell...'
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'This new audiophile recording, featuring lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and Phantasm, directed by Laurence Dreyfus, takes listeners on a refreshingly varied Dowland soundscape in which sublime sadness, grief, anger and melancholy is consoled by moments of joy and gladness. Dowland's exceptional melodies combined with Phantasm's luxuriantly rich sound really is a match made in heaven.'
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MusicWeb International
'Everything to which Phantasm turn their hands is well worth hearing and this Dowland release is no exception. With very good sound, especially in 24/96 format, and a very fine booklet, this could well be the version of choice...'
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Fanfare
'I'd rank this version of Lachrimae above my previous favorite...it's a joy to hear.'
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Fono Forum
5 Stars
'An exemplary interpretation.'
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Ouverture Blog
,,Diese Klagegesänge sind unbeschreiblich; schöner kann man wohl nicht trauern - und Phantasm musiziert gemeinsam mit Elizabeth Kenny, Theorbe, in einer solchen Ausdrucksstärke und Homo- genität, dass man nur staunen kann. Unbedingt anhören!''
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Huffington Post
'The sounds are laid down like cat's paw across velvet...'
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The Strad
The Strad Recommends: 'Subtle and intimate performances of Dowland’s tear-stained viol cycle.'
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Süddeutsche Zeitung
„Phantasm hat diesen Einstünder ihrem Namen entsprechend phantastisch eingespielt" /'Phantasm have rendered this hour of music in a manner befitting their name – fantastically...'
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AllMusic
5 Stars
'...their expert interpretations have the characteristic mix of poetic melancholy and courtly elegance that define Dowland's music...Highly recommended.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Chamber Choice: 'Despite the brooding nature of the music, their sound is luminous and tempos are fluid, highlighting Dowland's lyricism...'
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Der Spiegel
"Consortmusik von 1605, perfekt dargeboten von Elizabeth Kenny (Laute) und der Viola-Gruppe Phantasm." / 'Consort music of 1605, perfectly performed by Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and the viol group Phantasm.'


Gramophone
Choice: 'These are poignant performances of music steeped in melancholy and given a deep beauty by Elizabeth Kenny and Phantasm, led by Laurence Dreyfus: a really wonderful Dowland recording.'
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Der Neue Merker
'An manchen Tagen ist dies wohl das Größte, was Kunst zu leisten vermag.'
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The Sunday Times
'The performances are elegant, rich-textured and beautifully phrased. Affecting.'
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Andrew Benson-Wilson Blog
'gorgeous'
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The Observer
5 Stars
'...played by Phantasm with their expressive warmth and exquisite subtlety.'
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The Irish Times
5 Stars
'a gripping performance'
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Early Music Review
5 Stars
'The organic development of motifs, the constant attention to melodic beauty, the stomach-churning harmonic volte faces make the complete publication a masterpiece...a valuable addition to our understanding of this remarkable publication, and Dreyfus and Kenny's excellent programme notes give us further valuable players' insights into this extraordinary music.'
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Nottingham Post
'The composer's collection of dance music for five bowed instruments and a lute is expertly recreated here by viol consort Phantasm and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, revelling in the tuneful melancholy which became Dowland's artistic trademark.'
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Messenger Newspapers
'...[a] splendid new Linn CD.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'This set of seven pieces for viols and lute still sounds as sensuous and beguiling as it must have done then. The melancholy of the music touches a nerve. Phantasm and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny offer heartfelt playing.'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'An absolute pleasure. The recording is a beauty as well: rich and intimate...'
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Toccata
,,Diese Sammlung ist faszinierend und unterscheidet sich von den meisten Werken für ein Gambenconsort. Phantasm legt hier eine brillante Interpretation vor, die extravertierter ist als was man vielleicht erwartet. Es ist einfach unmöglich, sich hier zu langeweilen.''
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Early Music
'The instrumental ensemble is at once charming and elegant, then fiery and direct with an impressive focus that relishes each individual viol's rich tone in a rewarding body of sound that unfolds a flowing, seamless musical discourse.'
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Iowa Public Radio
2015 Classical Mega-Meta-List: 'It can be counted on for warm, realistic, glowing sound and superb documentation, and delivers all of that handsomely.'
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The Herald Scotland
Top 20 Classical Recordings 2016: '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.'


Iowa Public Radio
Flavorful Picks from 2015: 'This new release reveals their vibrant individuality and dancing energy with gloriously characterful playing, captured in exceptionally rich recorded sound.'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
‘Critics’ Choice’ from Hannah French
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Limelight Magazine
Chamber Music Recording of the Year 2015: 'The rhythmic vivacity and pungent push-pull swing of their playing rocks, while their ear for authentic period non-tempered tunings is exquisite.'
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Fanfare
2015 Want List: 'Phantasm in turn delivers a reading of William Lawes's The Royal Consort that brings out all the work's elegant quirkiness and robust humor. The viol consort's new album is up to the same standard of their previous ones, and that's saying quite a lot.'


Fanfare
'The performances are exemplary...To listen to Phantasm is to enjoy one of life's fine musical pleasures.'
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ORF Austria
CD of the Day: 'Magnificent! ... Fantastic music performed by Phantasm.'
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WQXR New York
New and Noteworthy: 'This set explores the unique creative output of English Renaissance composer William Lawes.'
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Limelight Magazine
5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'The emotional reach of the music is rich and constantly surprising.'
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CD Hot List
'There's genius too, as always, in the playing of the remarkable Phantasm ensemble...this two-disc set is particularly noteworthy for its sound quality. Highly recommended, especially to early music collections.'
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The Viol
'...exhilarating playing of Lawes's dances...Phantasm's recording has all the blood and guts you might want.'
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BR Klassik Radio
,,Die Musiker von Phantasm bringen beides beglückend zusammen, spielen mit minutiöser Darstellung der abenteuerlichen polyphonen Linien dieser Musik die intellektuelle Karte genau so lustvoll aus, wie sie sich klangvoll-fein in ihre reiche Emotionalität versenken...meisterhaft gespielt.''
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Early Music Review
'This performance is outstanding. The playing is so expressive, wonderfully lyrical in the Pavens and Ayres, boisterous in the Sarabands. They use vibrato judiciously, the texture never clouded. The tone is always crystal bright, the articulation beautifully controlled, ranging from boisterously detached to sinuous legato, the theorbo (Elizabeth Kenny) matching their every move.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'The musicians respond to Lawes's complex and variegated emotions with playing by turns buoyant and vigorous, graceful and serene. They delight, too, in his quirky wit.'
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The Arts Desk
'A magnificent collection; well documented, stunningly played and beautifully recorded.'
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Pizzicato
5 Stars
,, ‘Phantasm' mit viel Eleganz und Wärme und gibt mit eben so viel gestalterischer Fantasie einen guten Einblick in den frühbarocken Reichtum von Lawes' Musik, deren Chromatik bei ‘Phantasm' bestens aufgehoben ist.''
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AllMusic
4½ Stars
'Dreyfus catches the music's experimental, almost revolutionary quality, and the rather gloomy sound of Oxford's Magdalen College Chapel fits the music beautifully. Highly recommended.'
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Nottingham Post
'Well worth a few hours of anyone's time.'
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The Arts Desk
4 Stars
'The addition of Elizabeth Kenny's theorbo was also a welcome one, softening the sonic edges ever so slightly and filling out the texture with elegant embellishment.'
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MDR Figaro
,,Vorbildliches Zusammenspiel, sichere Intonation, grandiose Technik und nicht zuletzt die forcierte, swingende Gangart machen die Aufnahme zu einem der Höhepunkte im Alte-Musik-Segement.''
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Luton Today
'...well worth a few hours of anyone's time.'
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MusicWeb International
'This is very enjoyable and varied music. The ensemble brings out the sheer delight of the various movements...'
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Gramophone
Choice: 'Gramophone Award-winners, category finalists on many other occasions, Phantasm continue to excel. This Royal Consort, the first complete performance of the original versions, confirms that status.'
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Danish Radio
Album of the Week: 'The music winds through a wealth of expression, and the clashes between the solemn, the jovial sensuality and speculation are fierce.'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
CD of the Week: 'What a treat that was - played with such clarity and soulful understanding by viol consort Phantasm.'
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American Record Guide
'Beautiful music, wonderfully performed, excellent sound.'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
'The sheer beauty and harmonic sophistication of numbers like the one we just heard shows Phantasm at its finest...beautifully recorded.'
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The Guardian
5 Stars
'The ensemble sound is luxuriantly rich, powered by Elizabeth Kenny's feisty theorbo strumming.'
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WGBH
CD of the Week


Classical Music
5 Stars
'Vivid, arresting and harmonically bold, Lawes' seemingly endless invention is matched by playing here of startling concentration and energy.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'Phantasm is simply the best viol consort around...Melodic shaping, changes of mood, and variations of styles and tempos are everywhere on display...'
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Classical Ear
5 Stars
'The four viol-players of Phantasm are a fluent, resonant string quartet whose dark, treacle-rich tones blend beautifully with the Choir of Magdalen College. A captivating album.'
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MusicWeb International
'As Phantasm play with such an understanding of musical direction ones attention never wavers...'
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The Oxford Times
'A phantastic CD from Phantasm'
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'The works are luscious in sound...In this case, hear they must, and in sound and performances like this, it's hard to beat.'
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Gramophone
'Phantasm play with their customary verve...The current Magdalen choir has a range of marvellous voices...'
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Early Music Review
'This raises Ward in my estimation, and it is well worth buying.'
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Classical CD Review
'Superb. An essential disk for those interested in this repertory.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'luminous clarity'
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Toccata
Germany's Toccata sits down with Laurence Dreyfus
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American Record Guide
The performances here are beautifully expressive and animated while at the same time poised and flawlessly balanced.
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Spirited Magazine
'This splendid disc showcases the weird and wonderful viol sets of Consorts to the Organ by William Lawes...Very highly recommended.'
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Early Music America
'effortless yet engaged approach'
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Gramophone
'First-rate Linn Recording.'
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Musica Dei
'Their performances are technically brilliant and they play with much imagination and zest.'
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Klassik
5 Stars
'This recording is one of the absolute highlights of this year'
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Medieval Music & Arts Foundation
' the result is compelling, including passages as surprising as anything Lawes wrote'


American Record Guide
'The performances here are excellent and the recorded sound rich and warm.'
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Listen
'This is a luxuriant discovery.'
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International Record Review
'the ideal ensemble for music so rich in dissonance, unwieldy counterpoint and innovative use of homophonic techniques.'
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Ensemble
'a treat'
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The Oxonian Review
'...one slips away into a phantasmal and lawless world'
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The Arts Desk
'... consistently astonishing'
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Musicweb International
'Marvels and masterpieces...'
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Baker and Taylor CD hotlist
'No early music collection should be without this recording'.
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cdhotlist.com
'The group that seems to be taking over as the world's preeminent viol consort.'
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Choir & Organ
5 Stars
'This is music that reveals more and more levels of sophisticated invention with repeated playing.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Chamber Music Choice: 'The consort sound is luminescent...'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'L'interprétation de Phantasm est très sensible et merveilleusement transparent au niveau de l'ensemble des violes.'
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Viola da Gamba Society of America
'a strong and fascinating approach'
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Their playing is revelatory. The recording properly intimate, warm and truthful, and it’s from Linn Records.'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'played to perfection'
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Buffalo News
4½ Stars
'Phantasm shine a light wonderfully on this under served talent.'
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The Telegraph
5 Stars
'Phantasm...reveal[s] the composer's sonorous magic.'
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Early Music Review
'An absolute joy of a disc.'
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Klassiek
'Highly recommended for lovers of music for the viola da gamba!'
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Early Music Review
'Great music, stunningly played...'
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Musical Toronto
5 Stars
'Even so, most of this music is gorgeous, clear in its emotional content, amply conveyed in the beauty that emanates from this lucky pairing of composer and interpreters.'
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Musicweb International
'If anything, the new Phantasm recording is even better than anything they have already done.'
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InfoDad.com
4 Stars
'The members and guests of the ensemble Phantasm take great delight in bringing this music back to life...'
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Words & Music
4 Stars
'Phantasm's disc is an excellent shot.'
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'Beautifully done'
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The Observer
'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.'
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The Consort
'...their performances are models of precision and clarity...'


AllMusic.com
4 Stars
'strongly recommended'
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The Sunday Times
'These two beautifully performed sets of fantasies...are full of suave angularities and delicious dissonances, captivating for liveliness and melancholy alike.'
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
‘...William Lawes whose harmonic baring is beautifully laid bare in these bold and theatrical performances from Phantasm with the plaintively seductive sound of Laurence Dreyfus's treble viol on top of the texture; Daniel Hyde's chamber organ doubling and underpinning that strangely shifting sound world.'
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Irish Times
5 Stars
'Phantasm's sympathetic performances should win new friends for this sometimes almost bewildering music.'
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Fanfare
"Phantasm captures all the dimensions of this music...Highly recommended."
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American Record Guide
'Beautiful sound.'
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Fanfare
'...this disc is highly recommended...'
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Australian Viola da Gamba Society Newsletter
'The ensemble is faultless...'
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allmusic.com
4 Stars
'...each viol seems to purr and to die away in a rainbow of colors.'
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Pizzicato

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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Disc of the Month: 'Ensemble and intonation are flawless...'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...revelatory recording...'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'One of my favorite items on the program is the second Fantasia...'
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Turok Choice
The music is lovely'.
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Gramophone
'It's another one of those delicious Linn recordings that ensures the label's output is always worth exploring...'
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Gramophone
Editor's Choice: "...the playing is quite simply divine"
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Gramophone
Editor's Choice: ..."it's a winner. Pure enjoyment."
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Musical Pointers
'A marvellous disc...'
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International Record Review
'...Phantasm presents performances which are full of character, commitment and complete confidence.'
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The Arts Desk
"You're continually surprised by the potency of Byrd's musical imagination...Blissful."
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Diapason
5 Stars
Diapason d'Or: "...une réussite exceptionnelle"
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Diapason
5 Stars
Diapason d'Or: "...an exceptional success"
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'Their sound is soft and luxuriant [and] beautifully captured...'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'The performances here are excellent, and the recording as good as possible for a viol consort.'
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BBC Radio 3 CD Review
'...real rhythmic vitality, warmth, full-blooded sonority and urgently communicative musicianship.'
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MusicWeb International
"The new Linn recording...is very welcome."
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Independent on Sunday
"Phantasm's new recording is intoxicating...faultless, the sound sweet but never cloying."
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Hi-Fi Critic
"There is much beauty here..."
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Scherzo
'Excepcionial' Award: "...este sensacional registro que reivindica sobradamente a un compositor un tanto oscurecido."
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Melomano
"...del grupo británico posee la profuse capacidad de producer un sonido armonioso y apto enteramente para encontrar grandes dotes de musicalidad."
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muszeroldal.hu
"Ezen a szép lemezen a mintegy négyszáz éve..."
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Classical.Net
"This is a gem...Very warmly recommended."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"...this album is pretty much self-recommending."
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Opus Musica
"La interpretación es modélica..."
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'This is something of a revelatory disc...the warmly textured consort writing itself, so wonderfully realised by Phantasm, who play with the utmost refinement but never inflate the Fantasias nor seek to underline expressive points that emerge the better for their noble eloquence.'
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Fanfare
"Chalk up another success for Phantasm...They do a real service for Ward's consort music..."
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
"Phantasm plays with a delicate balance."
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Gramophone
"The results on this disc are stunning..."
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International Record Review
"...a sheer delight..."
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SoundStage.com
4 Stars
"The overall sound is intimate, and it effectively transports the listener back to another age."
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
BBC Music Choice: "Phantasm's playing is impeccable..."
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The Scotsman
"...luxuriant, pure-grained performances..."
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BBC Radio 3 CD Review
Playing of real eloquence
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The Observer
"warmly resonant playing..."
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MusicWeb International
'Mention should be made of these lovely and idiomatic performances. These performances are full of life.'
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MusicWeb International
'Just put the disc in the CD player, pour yourself a glass of wine, lower the lights and sit back and revel in the brilliant conversation of a group of old friends, familiar enough to take liberties but always balanced and civilised.'
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20 February 2018 to 20 February 2018
England, London
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP England United Kingdom
The World of William Byrd

31 March 2018 to 31 March 2018
Europe
Dowland Lachrimae for Misteria Paschalia Festival 2018, Kraków Poland Europe
Dowland's Complete Lachrimae with Elizabeth Kenny, lute

30 April 2018 to 30 April 2018
Asia/Australasia
Concert Chamber Auckland Town Hall, Queen St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Phantasm Tour in New Zealand

03 May 2018 to 03 May 2018
Asia/Australasia
Hawke's Bay 1 May Napier MTG Century Theatre, 1 Tennyson St, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phantasm Tour in New Zealand

06 May 2018 to 06 May 2018
Asia/Australasia
The Piano Glenroy Auditorium, 1 Harrop St, Dunedin Glenroy New Zealand
Phantasm Tour in New Zealand

12 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
Europe
Musikfest Eichstätt, Rathaus Eichstätt – Ratssaal, Marktpl. 11, 85072 Eichstätt, Germany Europe
Lawes and Jenkins a5 and a6 with Heidi Gröger

14 May 2018 to 14 May 2018
England, London
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP England United Kingdom
Two Englishmen - Jenkins and Lawes