Phantasm - Lawes: The Royal Consort - WQXR New York

New and Noteworthy

After bringing you new releases earlier this month by Itzhak Perlman and Pablo Villegas, here are four diverse albums that we're particularly excited about.

This 2-SACD set explores the unique creative output of English Renaissance composer William Lawes. "The Royal Consort" brings together a collection of what were at the time strikingly innovative and unconventional dance tunes, comprised of 10 sets (or "setts" in 17th century lexicon). They are recorded here for the first time in their complete original versions for four viols and theorbo.

21 September 2015