The Recorder Player and the Flute Master

Barthold Kuijken is one of the leading performers on the baroque flute and often appears with such early music specialists as his brothers, Sigiswald (violin) and Wieland (viola da gamba), as well as with Paul Dombrecht (oboe), Robert Kohnen, Bob van Asperen and Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

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They all mean something slightly different, but they\’re all linked to that same word, sense. \” So, emotion is not a latin sticker on a pharmacy bottle, but is something physical happening with you, in you. You could do that yourself just as well as I can. There is an interesting concept which was formulated at the end of the 19th century by Hugo Riemann (you might know his famous Musiklexikon; he was one of the important German musicologists of that time). It\’s the same for singers and for instrumentalists: we have to find our own text. That was a certain the way of teaching. It\’s like in speaking, you better know what you are going to say before you say it! Can you think of some required listening or reading? I have the Quantz book, but you mentioned Mattheson in one of the lessons. P. Yes, it does, and so in a certain way I totally agree. But in many arrangements the recorder does not seem to be the ideal tool for that particular job.

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