JS Bach - The Well-Tempered Consort Vol.2 | Linn CKD657

JS Bach - The Well-Tempered Consort Vol.2

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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKD657

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 26th March 2021

Contents

Artists

Phantasm

Artists

Phantasm

About

This is the second instalment in Phantasm’s series of recordings dedicated to the keyboard music of J.S. Bach. The first was named a Chamber Choice by BBC Music Magazine and Prise de son d’exception by Diapason. This new recording explores further riches from both volumes of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier arranged by director Laurence Dreyfus for viol consort.

Reimaging Bach’s keyboard polyphony as consort music has the dual benefits of expanding Bach’s chamber oeuvre whilst also presenting these highly-cherished works as seemingly new, never before heard gems, ripe for discovery. Despite its pedagogical inception Bach’s musical imagination imbues the Well-Tempered Clavier with intellectually complex fugues and preludes bursting with dancing melodies. Phantasm offers a wealth of insights into these highly artistic works revealing sonorities and colours that are both dynamically expressive and revelatory.

“These performances by Phantasm find conversation, play and dance in the unlikeliest of contrapuntal moments. What, essentially, is most fantastic about this disc is that we are listening to six players... each with their own body and instrument, and therefore unique timbre and artistry, playing music that is usually only played by a single person.” – Gramophone

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