The Phantom Listeners Reviews

“Lydia Kakabadse’s beguiling and richly textured music is sung and played here by an excellent ensemble of musicians”

“This haunting musical drama [The Phantom Listeners] is beautifully orchestrated and suitably dramatic”

“gorgeous Arabian Rhapsody Suite”

NEW CLASSICS – August 2015

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“whilst mastering counterpoint perfectly, she makes wonderful use of her material by means of a high quality structure”

“brilliant in respect of writing and musical ideas”

“immeasurable admiration”

JAZZ & TZAZ – February 2013

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“The performance is generally excellent.  It is unfailing, appealing and well crafted”.

INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW – March 2012


“extraordinarily appealing”  “delectable”

“well written, melodic and effective – characteristics of all of Kakabadse’s music”

“This is in effect a cantata and a fine one at that…. The work is lightly but beautifully orchestrated by Kakabadse”.

BYZANTION – MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL – September 2011

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intriguing”

“its rhythms and phrasing evoked the exotic sounds of Marrakesh”

CHRISTOPHER SMITH – EDP – March 2009



BLOG REVIEWS


“a beautiful album”; “truly elegant”

Sixty Plus Surfers [Blog] – February 2015


“a definite delight”; “a lovely gem”; “wonderful Arabian fantasy”

Write Out Loud [Blog] – February 2015


“timeless classic”

“distinct allusion to Middle Eastern music, which is brilliantly interwoven within the classical themes”

Rambling Through Parenthood [Blog] – January 2015


“Russian Tableaux – most beautiful, haunting melodies”

“This passionate and inspirational album is a modern classic”

  Chez Maximka [Blog] – January 2015


“everything I could have wanted …. and more”

“a strong set of music tracks”

“perfect….…just right for inspiring young imaginations”

The Maz Shack (#2) [Blog] – December 2014


“This CD, The Phantom Listeners, has become a resident in our car for long journeys”

Plutonium Sox [Blog] – December 2014

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Copyright 2017 Lydia Kakabadse