User Reviews by KVR Members for Richman
Version reviewed: 2 on Windows.
Last edited by nuisance sonore on 6th January 2006.
Latest 2 reviews from a total of 2
17 August 2013 at 4:00pm
The demo file offered by Krakli in his page (Richman-2 is in the middle of the height of the page) is a wonderful imitation of the medieval Lute. I love it! The choice to reproduce an extract from this very known piece of Dowland was really an excellent idea. Perhaps too much brilliance, I should have set a little less harmonics (the lute was not an instrument having a so very brilliant timbre, it had a softer tone, reason why this instrument has never been included in orchestras other than as a solist instrument).
For those who discover this instrument which was very popular during the Renaissance, there were two grand masters, one was english (Dowland) and the other was french (Gaultier). Both composed a lot of chef-d'oeuvre! We can find very easily the tabs and scores of both, for example by the links at the bottom of these two pages above from Wikipedia. A must have for those who love peaceful music and try to play or compose modern music inspired by these wondeful styles...