Alto 415 Hz after J.Denner
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Two very important instrument makers during the last half of the 17th and the first half of the 18th century were Johann Christoph Denner (1655-1707) and his son Jacob Denner (1681- 1735). Johann Christoph Denner probably introduced the new type of baroque recorder, as presumably developed by the Hotteterres, in Germany. He had his workshop in Nürnberg and produced a lot of different woodwinds. His son Jacob made the original in the Musikhistorisk Museum in Copenhagen (ca. 1720). It’s one of the few recorders of which an almost exact copy can be made, because it’s in perfect tune at ‘standard’ 415 Hz pitch.
This alto speaks very easily, esp. in the high register. Jacob Denner and Telemann were contemporaries. The Telemann sonatas and fantasias use the complete range of the recorder, which is easy on this Denner alto.