Gibbons: Consorts For Viols - Phantasm
Label: Linn Records
Catalog: BKD 486
Composed by: Gibbons, Orlando
Originally released on Avie, the 2004 Gramophone Award winner ‘Gibbons: Consorts for viols’ is now part of Linn’s ECHO re-issue series. + With this unique collection juxtaposing Anthems and Madrigals with Fantasies and Dances, Phantasm are firmly in their element of the 16th c. English consort tradition, infusing Gibbons’ passionate polyphony and rapturous harmonies with a suaveness unmatched by contemporary performing viol ensembles. + Critics have described their performances and recordings as 'intoxicating', 'revelatory', 'electrifying' and ‘pervaded by a truly burning spirit'.