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1693 - ca1765
Philip Borkens was born in Amsterdam in 1693.
He was granted citizenship on 4th January 1724.
Borkens lived initially in Buiten Bantammerstraat and later in Goudsbloemstraat. Flutes, oboes and clarinets are known by him. He must have died around 1765. Notes from
His only surving recorder, a soprano in c', is one of the most beautiful and best playable historical baroque recorders (Bouterse, 2001).
Makers mark: (crown) / P·BORKENS / (Brabant lion)
Recorders by Philip Borkens
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