Alto recorder Denner-Edition 442 Hz satinwood historical stained
Alto recorder after Jacob Denner (1681–1735)
Hand-crafted baroque recorders
The top class among baroque alto recorders at modern pitch
Highest soloistic demands
The basis of the historical bore shape are concepts like those developed in the most important Nuremberg woodwind instrument workshop of the Denner family – particularly of Jacob Denner. Modern working processes have made it possible to achieve a sound quality that was previously characteristic only of low pitch baroque instruments. Registers with balanced and stable intonation are the basis for the versatility of a refined sound. The characteristically direct playing combines lightness and brilliance with focused airflow.
We dedicate an extensive amount of time to crafting these exclusive instruments. Every instrument is voiced over a long period of time – periods of intense playing alternate with phases of fine tuning. In this way, the recorder maker can closely monitor and adjust the development of every instrument.
- Craftsman-made windway
- Heavily undercut finger holes
- Bushed thumbhole
- Rounded and polished beak
- Finish: historically stained, oiled and polished by hand.
- Threaded joints
Wood type: Satinwood historically stained
Fingering: Baroque with double holes
Fingering chart: download
Range: f1 – c4
Pitch: a1 = 442 Hz
This rich wood from East India was very popular in the 19th century but then fell into disuse. Now Mollenhauer has rediscovered this wood for the production of recorders. Satinwood has a silky, shiny surface, is finely-pored, and has a regular grain. The colour of the wood can vary from very pale yellow to a dark golden yellow. A further hallmark of this hard and durable turning wood is its beautifully decorative striped or spotted appearance. Recorder players like the well-centred and brilliant sound colouring that is associated with the harder woods. Mollenhauer uses this rich satinwood especially for the hand-finished baroque alto recorders and also for the electro-acoustic Elody in the unbrushed natural wood model.
- Leather bag
- Cleaning rod wood
- Joint grease
- Fingering chart
- Maintenance instructions