Dolmetsch 1924 tenor recorder after Stanesby — EUR 1400

440 Hz, Arnold Dolmetsch, Baroque, From € 1001 - € 1500, Stanesby, Tenor

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Dolmetsch 1924 tenor recorder after Stanesby

  • Model: Stanesby
  • Pitch: A = 440 Hz
  • Wood: Kingwood palissander
  • Built in: 1924 (!)
  • Ships from: Belgium
  • Price: 1400 €
  • Current state: Rare tenor recorder made by Arnold Dolmetsch himself for a UK customer in 1924. The serial number is 267 and the instrument comes with an appraisal letter that confirms the manufacturing year. The instrument has single holes, plays 2 octaves, is in perfect playing condition and has not been tampered with. It comes with a modern hard case and the Dolmetsch correspondence note from 1971. (The Dolmetsch’s company correspondence suggests the model is based on a Stanesby recorder, belonging to Sir Francis Darwin, the son of Charles Darwin. Sir Francis Darwin, the third son of Charles Darwin and a fine amateur wind player, had played in Canon Galpin’s orchestra before World War I.)

Here’s a sound snippet:

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