Unicorn Music - HOME Ralf Ehlert is unique among today's recorder makers, because in addition to having his own workshop for hand-made recorders, he is also the chief designer and production manager for Moeck. He is responsible not only for the eponymous “Ehlert-Alto” and “Ehlert-Tenor”, but also for designing the Hotteterre tenors at both A415 and A440 and the Stanesby Sr. and Jacob Denner Altos at A415 and A440.  In addition he was, along with Martin Praetorius, responsible for the complete re-designing of Moeck's consort recorder line! The Hotteterre tenors were recently selected as the “best of the factory-made tenors available” by Tish Berlin in a survey in American Recorder Magazine, November, 2004.

The following sound samples compare an original Stanesby Sr. Alto played by Frans Bruggen with a copy made by Ehlert for Dorothee Oberlinger. While the overall harmonics seem quite similar to me, the original instrument is more focused and also has a more pronounced chiff. Also note the delightful combination of bass recorder (Ehlert/Moeck Rottenburgh) doubling the continuo line with the Ehlert version of the alto.

Handel Sonata in F Major HWV 369:         Stanesby Sr.     Ehlert Stanesby Sr.
                                                                       Bruggen             Oberlinger
                                                Larghetto:           
X                                  X
                                               
Allegro:                 X                                  X

Ralf Elhert and Katrin Krauss exhibiting at Stockstadt 2008

Ralf's office at Moeck

Ralf's office at Moeck

Ralf and Me (apologies to Roger Moore)

Ralf and Lisa (15months)

Ralf and Lisa (15months)

 
Maker Model Size Pitch Material Pieces

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Moeck Ehlert (Golson) (X)
Ehlert (Handel) (X)
Alto440 Castello BoxwoodThree Double w/two silver keys English + Special high octave (incl f#!) New - Incredibly powerful low notes plus high f# - all with beautiful baroque voicing! $1595$1279
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano415Boxwood TwoSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1750 $1850
MoeckEhlert Modern
Moeck-Ehlert Modern Tenor A440 Castello Box
Tenor440 Castello BoxwoodThree Double w/two silver keysEnglish New - Incredibly powerful low c and low d - all with beautiful baroque voicing! $2495$1899
Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Ralf Ehlert Bressan Soprano A415

 
Soprano 415 European

Boxwood

Three DoubleEnglish New - Excellent tone! Incredible combination of power and subtlety. Very responsive! $1950$2150
Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Oblinger/Ose Keller(X)
Eloy Cortinez/Bach(X)
Alto
415Lightly Stained Boxwood ThreeDouble English New - Perfect for Purcell, Handel, Corelli, and Hotteterre! Solid low g and f with no burbles! $2500$2750
Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Ehlert Bressan Alto A392 Boxwood

 
Telemann Duo in F - Two Ehlert Bressan Altos at A392

Bach - Dorothee Oberlinger & La Stravaganza Hamburg
392European BoxwoodThree DoubleEnglish  New!Simply the best A392 recorders being made today. Combines sophistication, power, and responsiveness with dark tone perfectly suitable for either French or German music! Hand-picked at Stockstadt 2010 $2650$2850
Ralf Ehlert Bressan



 
Telemann Duo in F - Two Ehlert Bressan Altos at A392

Bach - Dorothee Oberlinger & La Stravaganza Hamburg
392European BoxwoodThree DoubleEnglish  New!Simply the best A392 recorders being made today. Combines sophistication, power, and responsiveness with dark tone perfectly suitable for either French or German music! Hand-picked at Stockstadt 2012 $2650$3150
Ralf Ehlert Denner
Ehlert Denner Alto Boxwood A415

Alto
Telemann Fantasie in F
415BoxwoodThree Double English Used - Very Fine Condition. Perfect instrument for Telemann and Bach! $2350 SOLD 11/03/2015
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415Boxwood One head/two bodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2250 SOLD 09/15/2015
Ralf Ehlert Rosenborg

Castello Sonata(X) Soprano415Boxwood OneSingleJambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1920

SOLD 05/23/2014

 

Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Ralf Ehert Bressan Soprano A440

 
Vivaldi RV443 Largo (X)
Soprano
440 European

Boxwood

Three DoubleEnglish New - Excellent tone! Incredible combination of power and subtlety. Very responsive! $1750 SOLD 07/07/2012 to the lady in Vancouver
Ralf Ehlert Bressan


 
Oblinger/Ose Keller(X)

Eloy Cortinez/Bach(X)

415Stained BoxwoodThree DoubleEnglish Used - Revoiced by maker May, 2008. Slight warping of middle joint does not affect tuning. Perfect for Purcell, Handel, Corelli, and Hotteterre! Solid low g and f with no burbles! $3150 SOLD 06/15/2012 to the lady in Virginia
Ralf Ehlert Denner
Ralf Ehlert Denner Alto Boxwood A415
Alto415Stained BoxwoodThree Double English Used - As New! - Barely used. Perfect instrument for Telemann and Bach! $2250 SOLD 1/05/2011
to the gentleman in
Hamilton, NY
Ralf Ehlert Stanesby
Voice Flute415Stained European BoxwoodThreeDouble English  New - Perfect for Boismortier, Telemann, and Hotteterre. Solid low d and e with no burbles! $2550 SOLD for personal collection.
Ralf Ehlert Bressan


Ehlert copy on top, Bressan original in Dayton Miller Collection on bottom, shown for comparison purposes.
Oblinger/Ose Keller(X)

Eloy Cortinez/Bach(X)

415Stained BoxwoodThree SingleHotteterre Used - Revoiced by maker May, 2008. Slight warping of middle joint does not affect tuning. Perfect for Purcell, Handel, Corelli, and Hotteterre! Solid low g and f with no burbles! $2750 SOLD 3/05/2009
to the gentleman in Rio de Janeiro.
Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Soprano 415 Stained Boxwood Three DoubleEnglish New - beautiful Bressan sound for solo sonatas! $1850SOLD! to the professional recorder player in Atlanta. 7/22/2008
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)

Soprano415Boxwood TwoSingleJambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios$1750 SOLD! to the Oberlin Music Conservatory

6/23/2008

Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415Boxwood One head/two bodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2250 SOLD! to the Oberlin Music Conservatory

6/23/2008

Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Soprano 415 Stained Boxwood Three DoubleEnglish New - beautiful Bressan sound for solo sonatas! $1950 SOLD! to the Oberlin Music Conservatory

6/23/2008 

Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415Boxwood One head/two bodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2250
SOLD! to the gentleman in Columbia, SC

5/09/2008

 

Ralf Ehlert Bressan
Eloy Cortinez/Bach(X) 415Lightly Stained Boxwood w/Artificial Ivory MountsThreeDouble English New - Perfect for Purcell, Handel, Corelli, and Hotteterre! ! Solid low g and f with no burbles! $2950 SOLD! to the gentleman in Malmo Sweden

3/22/2008 

Ralf Ehlert Rosenborg
Castello Sonata(X)

Soprano415 BoxwoodOneSingle Jam de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1550 SOLD! to the gentleman in Columbia, SC

2/24/2008

Ralf Ehlert Stanesby
Voice Flute415Stained European BoxwoodThreeDouble English New - Perfect for Boismortier, Telemann, and Hotteterre. Solid low d and e with no burbles! $2550 SOLD!

10/24/2007  

Ralf Ehlert Denner
Alto415Lightly Stained Boxwood ThreeDouble English New - Haunting tone quality! Perffect for Telemann and Bach. Solid low g and f with no burbles! $2350 SOLD!

4/15/2007 to the gentleman in Instanbul 

Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415Boxwood One head/two bodiesSingle Jam de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2150 SOLD!

06/15/2006 to the gentleman in Malmo, Sweden

 

Ralf Ehlert Stanesby
Voice Flute415Stained European BoxwoodThreeDouble English New - Perfect for Boismortier, Telemann, and Hotteterre. Solid low d and e with no burbles! $2550 SOLD!

3/29/2006 to the gentleman in Nagoya 

Ralf Ehlert Rosenborg
Castello Sonata(X)
Soprano415 BoxwoodOneSingle Jam de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1850 SOLD

6/15/2005 to the gentleman in Minneapolis

 

Ralf EhlertBressan
Alto415 BoxwoodThreeDouble English New - Superb tone quality! Perfect for Handel and Corelli $2350 SOLD

6/15/2005 to the gentleman in NY

Ralf EhlertDenner
Alto415Boxwood ThreeDouble English New - Haunting tone quality! Easy high notes for Telemann and Bach. $2350 SOLD

10/08/2004

Ralf EhlertBressan
Alto415 Stained BoxwoodThreeDouble English New - Superb tone quality! Perfect for Handel and Corelli $2350 SOLD

7/25/2004 to the gentleman in Hawaii

 

Ralf Ehlert Stanesby
Voice Flute415Boxwood ThreeDouble English New - Most amazing voice flute tone!! $2550 SOLD

6/15/2004 to the gentleman in Minneapolis

Ralf EhlertGanassi Soprano440/415Boxwood/brass ThreeSingle Ganassi  $1250 SOLD 12/31/2002
Ralf EhlertGanassi
Alto in g440/415 Boxwood/brassThreeSingle Ganassi  $1375 SOLD

8/18/2003

Ralf Ehlert Denner
Alto415Stained Boxwood ThreeDouble English New - Very easy response on high notes w/direct  tone - great tuning $2350 SOLD

10/15/2003 to the gentleman in Palo Alto

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