Phantasm - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort – III - The Strad

Phantasm’s haunting and luminous consort sound, beautifully captured on this recording, transports us back into chilly candlelit, wood-panelled chambers. The florid embellishments that end many of the fugues come across as spontaneous personal improvisations, and the ability to give extra emphasis on the strong beats brings real zest to the dance-like Fugues in F major and minor. The well-known organ Fantasia in G brings the project to a glorious and moving conclusion.

The Strad
23 March 2023