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Mollenhauer Denner Alto Recorder in Pearwood

8 reviews
£270.83 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

Mollenhauer 5206 Denner alto f', pearwood. 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 pearwood
  • Wax impregnation
  • Pitch: a´= 442 Hz
  • Includes cotton bag, cleaning rod, cork grease and fingering chart
  • 3 year warranty

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

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Love my Mollenhauer Denner!

This beautiful instrument has a lovely, soothing, mellow sound. Especially in the lower octave but once "broken in" the higher range is sweet, clear and lilting. I would liken this to an almost ASMR recorder! A gentle thing... perfect for Baroque but lends itself well to folk and folky-contemporary works too. I highly recommend playing Pagan Piper by Christopher Ball on it!! Gorgeous.

Mark W.
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Mollenhauer Denner Alto Recorder in Pearwood

Very happy with this recorder.

Ben T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

This is a really good recorder, excellent tuning, easy to play the full register without any notes breaking.

I love my new recorder, chosen from a selection of three. This was the least expensive of the three but the fullest sound. I am enjoying it but have had it under two weeks and I'm finding it frustrating only being able to play it 20 minutes a day as that's what the instructions say. Can't wait until it's been 'run in' and I can play it for longer. I know it will get a lot of use.

Carol K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mollenhauer Denner Alto Recorder in Pearwood

Very pleased with my choice. Feels good, and sounds lovely. Still playing it in, but those high notes are now easily achievable. Would definitely recommend.

Tina S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pearwood Denner Alto

I am playing this in carefully, but it sounds gorgeous, and smells good too!