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Phantasm - William Lawes - Gramophone


01 August 2011
Gramophone

 

Recorded in Merton College Chapel, Oxford - Phantasm is Consort-in-Residence at Magdalen - by Philip Hobbs, the disc has a fine combination of close focus on the intricate playing of the viols, beautiful string tones to distinguish the instruments and just enough ambience in the surround channels to suggest the extent of the space around the performers.

It's another one of those delicious Linn recordings that ensures the label's output is always worth exploring, and I am sure it is another of those discs I am going to find myself playing rather a lot.


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