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Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears

Phantasm

Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears

...exceptionally melodic and sublime
CKD 527 (Linn Records)
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1
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
04:02 Play $1.70
2
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae Novae

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae Novae

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
03:28 Play $1.70
3
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Gementes

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Gementes

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
03:36 Play $1.70
4
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Tristes

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Tristes

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
03:50 Play $1.70
5
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Coactae

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Coactae

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
03:17 Play $1.70
6
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Amantis

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Amantis

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
03:56 Play $1.70
7
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Verae

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Verae

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
04:02 Play $1.70
8
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:47 Play $1.70
9
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir John Souch his Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir John Souch his Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:30 Play $1.70
10
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Semper Dowland semper Dolens

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Semper Dowland semper Dolens

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
06:20 Play $3.40
11
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Giles Hoby his Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Giles Hoby his Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:19 Play $1.70
12
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The King of Denmark's Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The King of Denmark's Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:53 Play $1.70
13
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Bucton his Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Bucton his Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:16 Play $1.70
14
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The Earl of Essex Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The Earl of Essex Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:17 Play $1.70
15
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Captain Piper his Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Captain Piper his Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:23 Play $1.70
16
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Henry Noell his Galliard

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Henry Noell his Galliard

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:58 Play $1.70
17
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Thomas Collier his Galliard with two trebles

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Thomas Collier his Galliard with two trebles

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:22 Play $1.70
18
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
04:15 Play $1.70
19
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr George Whitehead his Alman

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr George Whitehead his Alman

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:46 Play $1.70
20
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mrs Nichols's Alman

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mrs Nichols's Alman

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
01:10 Play $1.70
21
Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr John Langton's Pavan

Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr John Langton's Pavan

Composer John Dowland
Soloist Elizabeth Kenny: lute
Band Phantasm
03:55 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 57 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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John Dowland's gifts as an exceptional melodist are evident throughout Lachrimae or Seven Tears, an artistic achievement which has cast a remarkable spell on early music.

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Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny is one of Europe's leading lute players.  She is a principal player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Concordia.
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Phantasm

Phantasm

Phantasm, a quartet of viols founded in 1994, catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997. Since then, they have become recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

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5 stars 'At the heart of this disc are the seven variants of the utterly memorable Lachrimae theme, played by Phantasm with their expressive warmth and exquisite subtlety.' The Observer

5 stars '...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.' Early Music Review

5 stars '...once it grips you, it's unlikely ever to let go, especially in a performance as finely balanced as this.' The Irish Times

 

Summing up the Renaissance preoccupation with melancholy, this extraordinary collection of dance music for viols and lute includes Dowland's 'signature' piece, Semper Dowland semper Dolens. Dowland reveals a personal world of sublime sadness, grief, anger and melancholy mollified by moments of joy and gladness.

A skilled lutenist, Dowland's intricately-worked parts demand perfect synchronicity between Phantasm and Elizabeth Kenny, who rise to the technical and tempi challenges of marrying their instruments.

The popularity of Dowland's music in his own lifetime continued through the centuries with Lawes, Jenkins and Gibbons all paying homage to Dowland's 'Tears'. Although freed from lyric constraints poetic images linger prompting Phantasm's Laurence Dreyfus to describe this as ‘the most sensuously tuneful hour of music ever written'.

View the booklet in full here.

Booklet also available with German translation.

Phantasm's Dowland Enters The Chart
01 July 2016
#3 In The UK Specialist Chart
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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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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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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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