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Alto Recorder in F, Tenor Recorder in D

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Peter Harlan (1898–1966)around 1935MarkneukirchenBronzeH: 31 cm, Dm: 40,5 cm

Peter Harlan (1898-1966) was one of the pioneers in the rediscovery of historical instruments in the 20th century. Motivated by a visit with Arnold Dolmetsch in England in 1925, Harlan opened his own workshop in Markneuenkirchen for the building of string, keyboard and wind instruments. He developed the simplified “German” fingering for the recorder. From the 1930s onwards, together with the youth music movement he successfully launched a “recorder movement”. Thereby, he virtually triggered a “recorder-boom” in Germany.