Still Music of the Spheres – Phantasm

Still Music of the Spheres Consorts by William Byrd · Consorts by Richardmore… Mico

Phantasm: Laurence Dreyfus, treble viol, director · Wendy Gillespie, treble and tenor viols · Jonathan Manson, tenor viol · Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, bass viol

None of Mico’s music was published during his lifetime and it it surprising to encounter a composer who possesses such an undeniably personal voice.

kr 139

Phantasm viol quartet with spirited performances of Byrd and Mico

Byrd’s music can exert a magnetic tug on even the most unsuspecting listener, and when interpreted by the award-winning consort of viols Phantasm – lead by Laurence Dreyfus – the listener is in for a treat. The eloquence of Byrd’s music results from the mastery of an overlapping ‘imitation’ which resolutely avoids formula. Byrd’s startling moves into dance or song gives the joyous illusion that all the individual musicians finally come together to sing in folk-like harmony. Another musical employee of The Petre family of Essex in the 1600s; the music of Richard Mico provides different pleasures altogether. It is surprising to encounter a composer with such a modest career who possesses such an undeniably personal voice and blends the sound of four viols so convincingly.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwod |Laurence Dreyfus |Phantasm |Richard Mico |William Byrd

Release date: 30.10.1997

EAN : 7033662011438

Cat.No.: PSC1143

Priskategori : CD