I wasn’t sure where to put this. I’ve just finished reading Lasocki’s new book – The Recorder and I’ve now started (very belatedly) on Edgar Hunt’s book. I knew the recorder had a long history but I never knew it was so interesting. Anyone else interested?
Edgar Hunt’s book is very nicely written – a very good read.
This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Linden. Reason: missing space!
So far, most of what I know of the recorder’s history comes from a YouTube channel. (One guess as to which!) One thing I find intriguing is that the revival of the instrument is also a piece of its history.
I suppose that is true of a number of instruments that were revived in connection with the authentic performance movement. You can pop down to the shops and buy a theorbo and a harpsichord nowadays – which is great!