Last week, I was fortunate enough to go to a mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli recital. She brought with her a nice chamber orchestra, playing period instruments. This was the first concert I attended featuring 'period instruments' and could not help noticing how 'different' it sounded, slightly 'rougher' and 'rustic'
Which bring me to my question: Does anyone know what the (general) differences are between period and standard instruments? This was very obvious in the strings: Instead if the usual string 'wash', I could very easily pick out individual instruments. How can I get that kind of sound using GPO, or any library for that matter? Is it jusr EQ?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions...