Phantasm wins the Gramophone Early Music Award

7th September 2017


Phantasm has won the 2017 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music. This award is for the recording of John Dowland’s Lachrimae or Seven Tears.  Phantasm was the Magdalen Consort in Residence of Viols from 2010-15 and is directed by Emeritus Fellow Larry Dreyfus. The recording was made in Magdalen Chapel.

More details can be found here.

Last year the College acquired John Dowland’s major works: the three books of Songs or Ayres and Lachrimae, published between 1600 and 1604. They were once owned by Sir Charles Somerset (1587/8–1665), a Magdalen alumnus, and music collector.