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Stephan Blezinger started his own workshop in 1988 and is now recognized as one of the finest recorder makers. All his instruments are based on historical models and we hold a stock of his handmade baroque instruments in low and high pitch. If you would like to visit us to try these instruments, please give us a ring on 01422 882751 and we'll tell you what's available - or email ruth@recordermail.demon.co.uk

You can find Stephan's website at www.blezinger.de (late baroque altos)

Recorders

Alto recorder after J. Steenbergen, 440 Hz

Alto recorder after J. Steenbergen, 440 Hz

This alto recorder unites the complexity of tone and richly expressive nuance of late baroque original instruments, with easy and clear response in all registers and exact tuning, which completely suits them to modern requirements.

The recorder is externally an exact copy of an instrument by Jan Steenbergen in Frans Brüggen's private collection.

The internal design of this instrument is based on comparative investigation of late baroque originals from England and Holland.

It has modern (English) fingering and double holes for the lower two vents.

If requested, four-part imitation ivory mounts are available as on the original instrument.
Alto recorder after J. Denner, 415 or 440 Hz

Alto recorder after J. Denner, 415 or 440 Hz

The son of the instrument maker Joh. Chr. Denner, J. Denner was a contemporary of G. Ph. Telemann who, it can be assumed, was familiar with the work of J. Denner since his works for recorder pre-supposed just such instruments.

J. Denner's alto recorders are reknown for their powerful, overtone-rich and very brilliant sound with great response and an excellent high register.

As the model for my copy, we chose what is probably the best of his surviving instruments: that in the Musikhistorisk Museum og Carl Claudius' Samling, Copenhagen.

Besides 415 Hz, I also offer this recorder in modern pitch 440 Hz. This instrument has an impressively clear response in all registers and a brilliant, flexible sound.

It is available with modern (English) fingering with double holes.

For instruments in 415 Hz are original fingering and/or single holes available on request.

If requested, four-part imitation ivory mounts after the decoration on a similar original by J. Denner is available.
Alto recorder after P. Bressan, 415/392 Hz

Alto recorder after P. Bressan, 415/392 Hz

The instrument maker Peter Bressan was born in France and later worked in London. My copy is modelled one of his best conserved instruments, which is now part of Frans Brüggen's private collection and which he played on several recordings of baroque chamber music.

Its solid construction, with its characteristically long foot joint, reflects the rich, full sound of this recorder. It is free-blowing with a brilliant high register and easy response.

This instrument is optionally deliverable at the original pitch of 408 Hz, at 415 Hz or at 392 Hz, with modern (English) fingering with double holes.

The instrument is also available with 2 middle joints in 415 and 392 Hz.

Original fingering and/or single holes are available on request.

If requested, four-part imitation ivory mounts are available as on the original instrument.