I have participated in the Amherst Early music festival for the second year in a row! The festival is held for two weeks and each of them is different. The first week is more focused on late baroque (there´s a big opera project happening every year), while the second week is more about renaissance. The theme […]
During my short stay in Portland, I had an occasion to visit a new recorder maker Gerry Leatherman. Gerry shared with me his newly made instruments and the process of making recorders in his working room.
“Only” 15 recorders…Much or less it seems, my list of needed instruments is far to be accomplished. However, I believe this is a normal case of a recorder player. We can assume that the recorder needs and the purchase decisions can be based on these categories: Size: sopranino, soprano, alto in f/g, tenor in c/d, bass, great […]
This is my first contact with the recorder. However, my serious playing started at the age of 7. At this time, the recorder in the Czech Republic served as a tool to prepare children for playing some genuine instrument, such as flute, trumpet, or clarinet. No recorder in Czech conservatories and no skilled recorder teachers. […]