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date: 11 November 2019

Breukink, Adriana locked

  • David Lasocki

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(b Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 27, 1957). Dutch recorder maker. She studied the recorder in Rotterdam and The Hague with Frans Brüggen and Ricardo Kanji from 1976 to 1980. From 1979 to 1980 she learned recorder making with Frederick Morgan while he was a visiting teacher in The Hague. Breukink opened her own workshop in 1980. Until 1990 she made exclusively ‘Ganassi’ and Baroque models, then increasingly concentrated on consort instruments. In 1997 she made the first of three sub-contrabass recorders for low consorts, based on a HIER.S instrument in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. For Moeck she began to develop the slide recorder, a wide-bore ‘Ganassi’ model with a special mouthpiece allowing greater control of dynamics: the player’s lower lip operates a spring-loaded pad that moves a plunger to open a hole in the face of the block. The instrument was intended to compete in volume with modern orchestras, but Breukink stopped the project before completion. From ...

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