Presto Classical talks to the consort director about his new Bach recording.
Phantasm Named BBC Music Magazine 'Choice'
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort – I by viol consort Phantasm has been named 'Chamber Choice' in the April 2020 issue of BBC Music Magazine. It gained the highest possible recommendation of five stars for both recording and performance!
"The consort sound is a balm of well-tempered, flowing sweetness, often heightened by judicious transpositions to maximise the instruments’ resonance, but at the fore is a playful sense of exploration into the chromatic corners and remote tonal areas originally intended to promote an otherworldly effect."
It has also been awarded five stars by Diapason (who previously awarded the group a coveted Diapason d'Or de l'année for its Dowland recording) and RBB Kultur plus a wealth of other recommendations.