In 1985 an antique dealer discovered in a Venetian Palazzo a two-section descant recorder, which must have been made in the second half of the 17th century.
This instrument is in the private collection of Peter Thalheimer, who lent it to me and encouraged me to make a copy of it. The original instrument is at c''420 Hz and is in an astonishingly good, playable condition.
I have developed an instrument with two lower sections in 440 and 415 Hz. The instrument has a range of more than two octaves including c-sharp'''' and is therefore suitable for early baroque music and for pieces written for "per Soprano solo".