Compared with its close relative the flute ("flauto traverso"), the instrument range of the wooden recorder ("flauto dolce") is more limited in terms of pitch and dynamics. This is one of the reasons ... Click To Read More About This Product
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Compared with its close relative the flute ("flauto traverso"), the instrument range of the wooden recorder ("flauto dolce") is more limited in terms of pitch and dynamics. This is one of the reasons why the recorder was replaced by the (traverse) flute in orchestras around the 18th century. However, recorders were very popular during medieval times and into the renaissance, and even in the baroque era famous composers such as Telemann, Bach, H¤ndel and Vivaldi wrote pieces for these instruments.
Due to the absence of upper harmonics and a predominance of odd harmonics, the sound of recorders is soft and mellow. The instrument is often unfairly marginalized as a toy for children or amateur players, with its main application being music pedagogy and domestic music. However, contemporary composers of all genres (from Luciano Berio and Mauricio Kagel to Keith Jarrett) have written demanding pieces for the recorder, expanding its timbral range in a virtuosic way. What's more, recorders are used as solo instruments in modern film music, adding a particular exotic timbre with references to ancient or far eastern worlds in orchestral scores. All four recorders of this Instrument Collection were played by Austrian flute and recorder virtuoso Leopold Eibl, a sought-after soloist and chamber musician.
Your purchase of Recorders also entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments player software that includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing host.
Interval Performances: Legato (with and without vibrato)
Repetition Performances in legato and staccato
Short notes (staccato)
Long notes (sustains), with and without vibrato, regular and marcato
Dynamics: Crescendo & diminuendo in various note lengths
PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (4GB recommended)
ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
eLicenser Control Center software (get the latest version from www.eLicenser.net)
42 GB free hard drive space
Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.
PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
Mac OS X 10.7 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
88 key master keyboard
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