Baroque alto after Steenbergen

415 Hz
€1700 incl. VAT

An instrument based on the original by Jan Steenbergen in the Frans Brüggen collection. Historical examples of the work of Steenbergen vary a lot per individual recorder. The one in the Brüggen collection has a wide bore that is closer to later English instruments than to other Dutch examples. However the turning is more Dutch/German in style. The sound matches this combination of styles, being a little more concentrated and clear, less spacious and round than Bressan, but a bit more generous in the low register than Denner.

It needs some direction from the player, but is therefore very interesting to play. Single holes and historical fingering add extra character. A good instrument for those who want to explore original fingering at 415 Hz.