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Mollenhauer Denner Alto Recorder in Olivewood

4 reviews
£600.00 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

Mollenhauer 5223 Denner alto f', olivewood. In 2002, three years after the death of perhaps one of the greatest recorder makers Fred Morgan, Mollenhauer and the Morgan family began working together on a design of Denner alto to add to Mollenhauer’s already established and award winning Denner series. This partnership has resulted in high quality, well designed instruments becoming available to a wide circle of players. Morgan based his alto design on an instrument by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) from the Copenhagen Museum and undertook the complicated task of converting it into an instrument at a=440 whilst still retaining the essential characteristics of the original design. After years of careful research he designed a brilliant instrument that was faithful to the original in all but pitch. Based on this design, Mollenhauer present an instrument whose design features include a specially stabilised block to help prevent swelling and blocking and a curved windway with concave internal surfaces to make tonal variation easier to produce. With a clear upper octave and stable low notes this instrument also has a clear and full tone.
The Mollenhauer Denner series (soprano) won the highly acclaimed German Music Instrument award in 1999.

This recorder comes with a cotton bag with leather trim, cleaning rod and cloth, cork grease, fingering chart and maintenance instructions.

  • Baroque fingering
  • Double hole
  • 3-piece
  • Made of olivewood
  • Pitch: a´= 442 Hz
  • Includes cotton bag, cleaning rod, cork grease and fingering chart
  • Oil Included
  • 3 year warranty

Click here to read Mollenhauer's brochure about their Denner Edition recorders.

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Barbara B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A joy to play in olivewood

Such a joy to look at and hold because it's so light.If your having trouble reaching high and low notes this instrument will make it easier. Very bright and clear sounds.

Helen A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mollenhauer Denner Alto Recorder in Olivewood

I've been looking for an alto recorder with a sweet tone and easy, secure top register and I'm pretty sure I've found it at last! Beautiful instrument...

Bex L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great recorder

I’m really enjoying my new Mollenhauer Denner olivewood alto. It’s incredibly light to hold and has a beautiful, bright tone. I chose this using the EMS’ approval service and am so happy with my choice - it’s lovely to play and I really like how it sounds as as well as its responsiveness. (Also, not as important, but it looks beautiful!)

Caro M.

It’s early days but I already love my Mollenhauer Denner Alto Recorder in olive wood. It is amazingly light to hold. It is equally strong in high and low registers, can play extremely loudly or very softly without losing pitch, sits comfortably in the hand, sounds sweet and is a pleasure to look at. So far, so very five star.