Phantasm - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort – III - Stereophile
For the third and final release in its marvelous series The Well-Tempered Consort, England’s Phantasm, a consort of five viols led by treble viol player Laurence Dreyfus, presents 27 chamber arrangements of Bach works originally intended for keyboard and organ.
By conveying polyphonic complexity through five clearly delineated string lines, Phantasm enhances the emotional impact of Bach’s harmonic relationships. If your system can present five differently pitched viol lines with clarity and warmth, you will find yourself relishing the wealth of beauty and invention that Bach compacted into short works.