I play with two small ensembles and have at times combined the Recorder group ( I play the Alto Recorder and the CG ) with the CG and find it a very enjoyable and indeed very harmonious combination. There are several sources to find music duets that utilizes both instruements.Michael.N. wrote:I prefer the recorder. Somehow I think it sounds like a more harmonious combination.
Lars Hannibal does play guitar as well, frequently with Petri.
I have the same feeling although not with all kinds of flutes. It may be some childhood trauma as even the most virtuous flute playing reminds me of my 8 year old self playing flute under the christmas tree and bursting the champagne glasses. Lol, I can't get this sound of my memory.soltirefa wrote:I don't like guitar and flute duos. I find the flute shrill, especially if the player isn't really good. Often I will start off liking it, but within a short time I want to stop listening. Any other oddballs like me out there?
It was there guitar intro to "Blood on the Rooftops" that really got me into guitar.
Personally I think flutes went downhill when they became metal and were covered in a hundred keys. A guitar/traverso (baroque flute) combo might sound better. The sound is softer and prettier than the blaring sound (to me) of the modern instrument.
I think the development of the flute was practical and necessary when it comes to being able to be heard in the modern orchestra without being drowned out. However in my opinion anyway it probably lost a lot of its charm as a solo and chamber instrument in the process. I'm a recorder fan as well. It's "flatter" than the flute but I've always loved the edge of sadness in the tone of the alto and tenor. I think of the guitar and recorder as being "introverted" instruments.
Lovely, I liked it a lot. And you're right, if the flute player can be sensitive to not drowning out the guitar or overpowering the duo it can really be nice. It sure makes a heck of a difference when the flute player is that good.Or search YT for: THE CLASSICAL FLUTE AND GUITAR PROJECT: Mozart: Fantasia in d K.397