Phantasm - Dowland: Lachrimae - Messenger Newspapers

The contents of this splendid new Linn CD may seem fairly archaic to the contemporary listener, but John Dowland's intricately crafted creations actually gave birth to a new and innovative musical genre when they first saw the light of day some four centuries ago. 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.

28 June 2016