"I think you'll find a similar-shaped instrument in other paintings by Poussin, and other artists as well. Don't overlook that Poussin is here painting an imaginary scene in his past as well as ours, so that some difference in the…"
"I'd say it's a fanciful depiction of a plucked string instrument. It's neither guitar nor vihuela...and yet both! Androgynous maybe?
Has a slight resemblance to Alexander Batovs 'Henestrosa model' vihuela."
"It's a great guitar duet once you get passed the introduction, which always sounds tedious to me on guitars, no matter who is playing it. I think we miss the size and colour of the orchestra. But the rest of it is great fun, and you both play…"
"This is a great recording - a very important recording for the baroque guitar. Bud has a really beautiful and appropriate voice, and no one could accompany him better than he does himself.
Get yourself a copy!"
Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear the harp lute is getting some more playing, it was in bits when it came to me and I wasn't sure until it was all glued up if it would be a viable playing instrument - it certainly surprised us all when it was done. With Rosemary Hodgson's help we got a good stringing for it and it has been going strong ever since. Hope you're enjoying it.
Hi Rob. I was quite inspired by Gordon's guitar playing on Saturday. I'd always thought of the 4-course guitar as not much more than an instrument for providing chordal accompaniments - but apprently not!