Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Huffington Post

John Dowland's Crying Heart as Performance Art.

This new audiophile recording, featuring lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort called PHANTASM directed by its founder Laurence Dreyfus, takes listeners on a refreshingly varied Dowland soundscape in which sublime sadness, grief, anger and melancholy, a combination which fascinates contemporary musicians like Sting, is consoled by moments of joy and gladness. The sounds are laid down like cat's paw across velvet, no doubt of function of the commitment Dreyfus has made to perfection.

28 September 2016