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Moeck Rottenburgh Alto Recorder in Palisander

by Moeck
4 reviews
£499.58 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

Immensely popular range of recorders originally designed by Friederich von Huene after models by Belgian maker Jean-Hyacinth-Joseph Rottenburgh (1672-1756). Versatile, reliable and used by all levels of players who enjoy instruments made to consistently high standards. They are without doubt the world's most successful recorder series and remain one of our best sellers. The Rottenburgh is the instrument of choice for those recorder players who wish to play music at an advanced level. It is a reliable instrument with a carrying tone, whether played in small or large ensembles. It also lends itself perfectly for solo pieces, e.g. for sonatas with basso continuo. The Rottenburgh is the ideal all rounder: reliable, balanced and with a full tone. Depending on the wood it has a warm full sound for ensemble playing and is beautifully clear and expressive as a solo instrument.

The Moeck 4305 Rottenburgh alto is made from palisander (Brazilian rosewood) A naturally oily wood of even density. Specific density 0.88. Excellent warm, round tone, rich in overtones.

This recorder comes with a hard case, cleaning rod and cloth, cork grease, fingering chart and maintenance instructions.

This Rottenburgh recorder also comes with a free Moeck Z0002 maintenance set (recorder oil, oil brush, anti-condensant, paintbrush, maintenance manual).

  • Baroque fingering
  • Double holes
  • 3-piece
  • Made of palisander
  • Includes free maintenance set (oil, brushes, anti-condensant etc)
  • Pitch: a´= 442 Hz
  • Includes case, cleaning rod, cork grease and fingering chart
  • 3 year warranty
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A warm, rich, mellow sound. Very easy playing.

I'm still playing it in, but am amazed at the wonderful rich, warm sound it's producing and the ease at which it tackles both high and low notes. As I'm still playing it in, most of the time I have to swap it for my other Moeck (Maple) and there's a definite difference between the two - the Palisander is head and shoulders above the Maple. The advice I got from The Early Music shop was excellent, despite the problems of buying a musical instrument during a pandemic (i.e. you can't go to the store and try it out), and I definitely made the right decision. Worth every penny.

Monma M.
Japan Japan

truly beautiful sound

It treally beautiful sound than I expected. Both low-pitch and high-pitch sounds are playing easily and nice sounds.

Gabrielle S.

I think I hit the jackpot! The Recorder is lovely. Thanks sooo much one and all and especially Emma, Anthony and Peter.

Victoria J.

I've only had my new recorder a couple of days so just playing it in only 5 minutes a day. So far it sounds lovely, clear and strong with some overtones, easy to make dynamic contrast and in tune. I haven't explored the upper register yet. It is the upgrade in sound and feel from my old maple student recorder that I was hoping for. It's also very beautiful to look at!