Catalog of Rare Old Violins, Violas, Violoncellos, Bows of Rare Makes

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Lyon & Healy, 1922 - Cello - 77 pages
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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.

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