Phantasm nominated for Award
11 January 2013
We are very pleased to announce that 'Consorts to the Organ' by Phantasm has been nominated for a 2013 BBC Music Magazine Award!
You can cast your vote for your favourite recordings at the BBC Music Magazine website.
The album, which honours the celebrated English Renaissance composer William Lawes and includes a selection of the Five- and Six-Part sets, is nominated in the Chamber Category. In explaining its choice the jury stated: ‘There's something irresistible about Lawes's music...Phantasm and Daniel Hyde are elegant, erudite guides to this strange and beautiful world, relishing each telling dissonance, each mercurial harmonic shift.'
Upon its release ‘Consorts to the Organ' received many five star reviews, entered the UK Specialist Classical Chart and was named ‘Chamber Music Choice' by BBC Music Magazine, so it is perhaps no surprise that it has been honoured in this way as one of the stand-out albums of 2012.
Chamber Music Choice: 'The consort sound is luminescent...' BBC Music Magazine
‘An absolute joy of a disc.' Early Music Review
'Phantasm...reveal[s] the composer's sonorous magic.' The Telegraph
'If anything, the new Phantasm recording is even better than anything they have already done.' Musicweb International
‘...plaintively seductive...strangely shifting sound world.' BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Great music, stunningly played...' Early Music Review PhantasmWilliam Lawes: Consorts to the Organ
'...beautifully performed...full of delicious dissonances, captivating for liveliness and melancholy alike.' The Sunday Times