Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts

Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts

Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts
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Total running time: 73 minutes.

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    Phantasm explores the music of John Jenkins, one of the most refined and accomplished composers of the seventeenth century, in a superb recording which was named a Finalist at the 2007 Gramophone Awards.

    The five-part consorts see Jenkins at the height of his compositional powers, fashioning experimental works which test the perceptive powers of players and listeners alike. Jenkins’ wonderful harmonic explorations reveal music which is at turns sensuous and challenging, even furious and turbulent, but with sublime moments of touching insight and supreme beauty.

    "Let me come straight out with it," states director Laurence Dreyfus, "Jenkins is a marvel." Phantasm’s recording of Jenkins’ Six-Part Consorts was equally well received; it was named ‘Album of the Week’ in two national newspapers.

    Phantasm is joined for this recording by Mikko Perkola.