Reviews

John Dowland Lachrimae or Seven Tears
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SHINING LIGHT ON DOWLAND - Elizabeth Kenny joins Phantasm in a musicianly and moving account of Dowland’s Seven Tears Kate Bolton-Porciatti Sep 2016 BBC Music Magazine
'Exquisite Subtlety' - Ncholas Kenyon in The Observer Nicholas Kenyon Jul 2016 The Observer (Guardian) - London
'Rushes of passion' - Early Music Review D. James Ross Jul 2016 Early Music Review
'Affecting' - The Sunday Times (Stephen Pettitt) Stephen Pettet Jul 2016 The Times
'A gripping performance' The Irish Times Michael Dervan Jul 2016 The Irish Times
Gramophone: 'All the hallmarks of a classic recording' - 'totally convincing and absorbing' Lindsay Kemp Jul 2016 Gramophone
'Sensuous and beguiling' - The Financial Times Richard Fairman Jun 2016 The Financial Times
'Tuneful melancholy in splendid new CD'- Nottingham Post Jun 2016 Nottingham Post
'the most deliciously melancholy sound' - BBC Radio 3 Record Review Andrew MacGregor Jun 2016 BBC Radio 3
Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
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Early Music Review of John Ward - Fantasies and verse anthems Andrew H. King Feb 2016 Early Music
Lawes Royal Consort
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ORF1 - Österreichisches Klassikradio: Die wilde Tanzmusik des William Lawes Albert Hosp Oct 2015 ORF1 - 6. Oktober 2015
John Bryan, The Viol John Bryan Aug 2015 The Viol
William Byrd: Complete Consort Music
Author Date Published in
Review of Complete Byrd Consort Music Peter Holman Aug 2013 Early Music 41 (2013)
Byrd: Complete Consort Music (Linn Records) Ouverture Mar 2012 Ouverture: Das Klassik-Blog
Phantasm: Byrd Complete Consort Music on Linn Barry Brenesal Nov 2011 Fanfare Magazine
Earthy Elizabethan Elegance From William Byrd Tom Manoff Nov 2011 NPR Music
Gramophone - Editor’s Choice James Inverne Sep 2011 Gramophone
Golden Diapason Award Harold Lopparelli Aug 2011 Diapason d'or août
Classical CDs Weekly Graham Rickson Aug 2011 Classical CDs Weekly
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Aug 2011 BBC Music Magazine
Laurence Dreyfus BBC Music Magazine Interview BBC Music Magazine Jul 2011 BBC Music Magazine
Byrd as Master of Instrumental Music (auf Deutsch) Dr Matthias Lange Jul 2011 klassik.com
Audiophile Audition Steven Ritter Jul 2011 Audiophile Audition
BBC Radio 3 CD Review Andrew McGreggor Jun 2011 BBC Radio 3
Gramophone.co.uk Julie Anne Sadie Jun 2011 Gramophone
Hi-Fi Critic Colin Anderson May 2011 Hi-Fi Critic
Independent on Sunday Anna Picard May 2011 Independent on Sunday
William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ
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Review of Lawes Consorts to the Organ Peter Holman Aug 2013 Early Music 41 (2013)
'One of the absolute CD highlights of the year' (auf Deutsch) Dr. Christiane Bayer Jan 2013 klassik.com
William Lawes, Consorts to the Organ, Phantasm John Weretka Sep 2012 Australian Viola da Gamba Society Newsletter
William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ David Ponsford Sep 2012 Choir & Organ
Classical CDs Weekly (Lawes: Consorts to the Organ by Phantasm) Graham Rickson Sep 2012 TheArtsDeck.com
Miscellaneous Various Authors Aug 2012 Miscellaneous
Lawes – consort music JJ Aug 2012 Klassiek
Phantasm - Lawes: Consorts to the Organ, classical CD review Ivan Hewett Aug 2012 Telegraph
Classical Release: William Lawes Consorts to the Organ by Phantasm (Linn) Fiona Maddocks Jul 2012 The Observer
Phantasm viol consort brightens up broken musical rules of William Lawes musicaltoronto.org Jul 2012 Musical Toronto
From BBC Radio 3 'CD Review' Andrew McGregor Jun 2012 BBC Radio 3
William Lawes: Consorts To The Organ Michael Dervan Jun 2012 The Irish Times
Review on William Lawes Consorts to the Organ by Phantasm Paul Driver Jun 2012 The Sunday Times
Four Temperaments
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BBC Radio 3 Andrew McGregor Jun 2013 http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio3/bal/bal_20130608-1015a.mp3
BBC Radio 3 Andrew McGregor Jun 2013 BBC Radio 3 - Building a Library - Podcast 6 June 2013
Gramophone Editor's Choice Mary Berry May 2005 Gramophone
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton May 2005 BBC Music Magazine
Early Music News Clifford Bartlett May 2005 Early Music News
Times Geoff Brown May 2005 Times
The Independent Andrew Clarke Mar 2005 The Independent
Phantasm’s Four Temperaments: A Conversation with Laurence Dreyfus Brian Robins Mar 2005 Fanfare
John Ward: Consort Music for Five and Six Viols
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Tudor Splendour George Pratt Nov 2009 BBC Music Magazine
Gramophone November 2009 Julie Anne Sadie Nov 2009 Gramophone
Fanfare Magazine Barry Brenesal Sep 2009 Fanfare Magazine
BBC Radio 3 BBC Radio 3 Sep 2009 BBC Radio 3
John Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts
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Album of the Week Michael Church Jun 2007 The Independent
Fanfare Brian Robins Jun 2007 Fanfare
The Irish Times Michael Dervan Apr 2007 The Irish Times
Classical CDs of the week Elizabeth Roche Apr 2007 The Telegraph
Early Music Forum of the Scotsman James Ross Apr 2007 The Scotsman
Classic FM John Brunning Apr 2007 Classic FM
The Times Geoff Brown Mar 2007 The Times
John Jenkins: Six-Part Consorts
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Daily Mail Tully Potter Dec 2006 Daily Mail
Music of refinement and subtlety cast in an exciting new light Fabrice Fitch Aug 2006 Gramophone
Independent on Sunday Anna Picard Jul 2006 Independent on Sunday
Goldberg Brian Robins Jun 2006 Goldberg
Early Music, Vol. XXXV, No. 1 Lucy Robinson Jun 2006 Early Music
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Jun 2006 BBC Music Magazine
Presto Classical Presto Classical Jun 2006 Presto Classical
The Times Geoff Brown May 2006 The Times
The Sunday Times The Sunday Times May 2006 The Sunday Times
The Daily Telegraph Elizabeth Roche Apr 2006 The Daily Telegraph
Orlando Gibbons: Consorts for viols
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Diapason Benoit Bart Jan 2005 Diapason
The Times John Simpson Sep 2004 The Times
Fanfare Brian Robins Jul 2004 Fanfare
Gramophone David Fallows Jul 2004 Gramophone
Classics Today John Greene Jul 2004 Classics Today
International Record Review Andrew O'Conner Jun 2004 International Record Review
Early Music Forum Early Music Forum of Scotland News May 2004 Scotland News
Classic FM magazine Rick Jones May 2004 Classic FM magazine
Early Music Review Robert Oliver May 2004 Early Music Review
BBC Music George Pratt May 2004 BBC Music Magazine
The Guardian Edward Greenfield Apr 2004 The Guardian
Daily Telegraph Elizabeth Roche Apr 2004 arts.telegraph.co.uk
Irish Times Michael Dervan Mar 2004 Irish Times
Rondo (Finland) Antti Häyrynen Sep 1996 Rondo (Finland)
Henry Purcell: Complete Fantasies for Viols
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Diapason Dennis Morrier Jan 2003 Diapason
Gramophone Critic's Choice for 1997 Tess Knighton Mar 1998 Gramophone
Hufvudstadsbladet (Helsinki) Cecilia Björk Aug 1997 Hufvudstadsbladet
Canor (Poland) Tomasz Biel Jun 1997 Canor
American Record Guide Laird Mar 1997 American Record Guide
Gramophone Awards Lionel Salter Mar 1997 Gramophone
Fanfare Robert Maxham Mar 1997 Fanfare
Gramophone Lionel Salter Feb 1997 Gramophone
William Lawes: Consorts in Six parts
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Gramophone Julie Anne Sadie Feb 2002 Gramophone
Classics Today David Hurwitxz Feb 2002 Classics Today
Matthew Locke: Consort Music
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Gramophone Lindsay Kemp Aug 2001 Gramophone
The Observer Tarik O'Regan May 2001 The Observer
International Record Review Jeremy Noble Oct 2000 International Record Review
Classics Today David Vernier Jan 2000 Classics Today.com
Byrd Song
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Gramophone Lindsay Kemp Oct 2000 Gramophone
International Record Review Jeremy Noble Oct 2000 International Record Review
Classic CD Paul Riley Aug 2000 Classic CD
BBC Music Magazine Kate Bolton Aug 2000 BBC Music Magazine
William Lawes: Consorts in Four and Five Parts
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Diapason Jean-Luc Macia Sep 2000 Diapason
Gramophone review - Editor’s choice Gramophone Aug 2000 Gramophone
The Scotsman The Scotsman Jul 2000 The Scotsman
Art of Fugue
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The J S Bach Homepage Jan Hanford Apr 1999 The J S Bach Homepage
The New York Times Bernard D. Sherman Apr 1999 The New York Times
Aftenposten (Oslo, Norway) Idar Karevold Sep 1998 Aftenposten
Still Music of the Spheres
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Fanfare Magazine Brian Robins May 1998 Fanfare Magazine

Live Reviews

Autor Datum Veröffentlicht in
The pinnacle of consort playing - Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Clemens Goldberg Jun 2017 rbb Kultur
Feinsinnige Musik aus dunklen Zeiten Klaus Büstrin Jun 2017 Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten
Subtle music from dark times: The Viol Consort Phantasm in the Palm Court Klaus Büstrin Jun 2017 Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten
Gipfelpunkt des Consortspiels - Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Clemens Goldberg Jun 2017 rbb Kultur
Phantasm and Concerto Melante in der Berliner Philharmonie Martin Wilkening Mar 2017 Berliner Zeitung
Phantasm's Art of Fugue at the Lammermuir Festival Alan Coady Sep 2015 Bachtrack
Phantasm and Tenebrae at the Lammermuir Festival David Kettle Sep 2015 theartsdesk.com
Guardian review of Bach Art of Fugue Performance - Lammermuir Festival 2015 Kate Molleson Sep 2015 The Guardian
'Phantasm deliver moments of perfection' Ken Walton Sep 2015 The Scotsman
Phantasm in Oxford and London Hannah Arnold Oct 2012 Oxonian Review
Phantasm concert at Utrecht Early Music Festival 29 August 2012 Johan van Veen Aug 2012 Hortus Musicus
Lawes: Consort Music Kate Bolton Jul 2012 BBC Music Magazine
Phantasm: Magdalen College Chapel Nicola Lisle Feb 2012 The Oxford Times
Review: Phantasm, Magdalen College Chapel Sam Parsons Feb 2012 Cherwell.org
Award-wnning Viol Consort plus Daniel Hyde (organ) Play Renaissance Music Phil Bloomfield Feb 2012 Dailyinfo.co.uk
Lufthansa Baroque Festival, June 2000 John Allinson Aug 2000 Early Music Today
Review from Phantasm's appearances at the 'Long Bach Night' in Berlin Berliner Zeitung May 2000 Berliner Zeitung
Phantasm Displays Power, Expressive Flair of the Viol John Henken Jan 2000 Los Angeles Times
Phantasm makes old music very fresh Greg Hettmansberger Jan 2000 Santa Barbara News Press
Review of Phantasm at the Helsinki Festival Jukka Isopuro Aug 1999 Helsinki Sanomat (USA)
Phantasm in its New York debut at the Frick Collection Allan Kozinn Aug 1996 New York Times