the playfulness and spontaneity of Jenkins's invention is infectious
Technically speaking, the ensemble is as zestful as ever
practically flawless in execution. - Gramophone
Phantasm explores the music of John Jenkins, one of the most refined and accomplished composers of the seventeenth century, in a superb recording which was named a Finalist at the 2007 Gramophone Awards.
The five-part consorts see Jenkins at the height of his compositional powers, fashioning experimental works which test the perceptive powers of players and listeners alike.
Jenkins' wonderful harmonic explorations reveal music which is at turns sensuous and challenging, even furious and turbulent, but with sublime moments of touching insight and supreme beauty.
Let me come straight out with it, states director Laurence Dreyfus, Jenkins is a marvel.
Phantasm's recording of Jenkins' Six-Part Consorts was equally well received; it was named Album of the Week in two national newspapers.
Phantasm is joined for this recording by Mikko Perkola.
Originally released on Avie in 2009, Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best recordings from Linn artists.
Phantasm has been widely acclaimed for its previous recordings: its 2015 recording of Lawes was named Limelight's Chamber Recording of the Year, its 2011 recording of Byrd was named Disc of the Month by BBC Music, and it won a 2004 Gramophone Award for its recording of Viol Consorts by Gibbons.
Critics have described the ensemble and its recordings as intoxicating, revelatory, electrifying and interpretations pervaded by a truly burning spirit.
The award-winning ensemble has been applauded across the globe for its moving performances and is recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.
Phantasm's international members (from Britain, Finland and the US) have toured extensively across Europe, North America and East Asia.
1. Fantasy 1 in G
2. Fantasy 7 in c
3. Fantasy 9 in c
4. Fantasy 17 in C
5. Pavan 2 in g
6. Fantasy 11 in c
7. Fantasy 6 in g
8. Fantasy 13 in d
9. Fantasy 15 in D
10. Fantasy 12 in d
11. Fantasy 16 in D
12. Fantasy 14 in d
13. Fantasy 3 in g
14. Fantasy 8 in c
15. Pavan 1 in G
16. Fantasy 5 in g
17. Fantasy 2 in g
18. Fantasy 4 in d
19. Fantasy 10 in c
20. Pavan 3 in F
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