A=415 Hz mandatory for Baroque?

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    Matteo Berra

    Another question by a complete newcomer to this wonderful world of recorder music.
    In order to play a Baroque repertoire, is it mandatory or very advisable at least, to have a 415 Hz pitched instrument, maybe because musical sheets are written for that kind of music? or, on the countrary even professional players use to play this kind of music with a 442 Hz pitched recorder?
    Thank you in advance for answers,


    Ive played baroque music professionally in ensembles both in 440 and 415. both (and more) happen.


    Giorgio Spugnesi

    Venetian pitch at Vivaldi’s time was a=440Hz.

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