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$125 Old German back is formed Back two pieces Bergonzi brownish color brownish red color Brownish red varnish Carlo Bergonzi choicest selection condition and tone Cremona dark brown color Dark brown varnish Dark chocolate color developed model Excellent condition Flat model Flat type Francois Tourte Guarnerius handsome curly maple Johann Kloz Large brilliant tone Large tone light brown color Light chocolate color Lupot makers Medium high model Mellow tone Nicolas Lupot Octagonal stick Old Saxon orange red color orchestral Original frog Paris Number piece curly maple piece of flamed piece of plain pieces flamed maple pieces of curly pieces plain maple playing bow playing stick possesses a tone preservation Price reddish brown color Round stick sides to match Silver mounted frog Silver trimmed frog Soft tone Splendid condition Splendid tone spruce of medium spruce of straight spruce of wide Stradivarius model straight grain Sweet tone wide grain spruce wood selection
Page 63 - It was, in particular, Stradivarius who created a tone which appealed to musicians, and Francois Tourte, who invented a bow which made the modern orchestra with all its shading and nuances — and a Beethoven — possible. Without these instruments and the Tourte bow invented over a century later, the music of today would have been developed on altogether different lines.
Page 8 - ... the celebrated Mori Nicola Amati of the RD Hawley collection, by Lyon & Healy. This violin is over 330 years old, yet is in superb condition. It is of very full size, being slightly over fourteen inches in length of body and of usual width in the upper and lower bouts. The back bears the coat of arms of Henry IV, King of France and Navarre, and the sides bear the inscription which, translated, reads, "Henry IV, by grace of God, King of France and Navarre.