The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use

The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use

by Henry Saint-George
     
 

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The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use

By Henry Saint-George

It has always appeared to me a curious thing that the bow, without which the fiddle could have no being, should have received so scant attention, not alone from the community of fiddlers, but also from writers on the subject. I only know of one book in which the subject is adequately handled.

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The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use

By Henry Saint-George

It has always appeared to me a curious thing that the bow, without which the fiddle could have no being, should have received so scant attention, not alone from the community of fiddlers, but also from writers on the subject. I only know of one book in which the subject is adequately handled.

Out of every twenty violinists who profess to some knowledge of the various types of Cremonese and other fiddles of repute and value, barely three will be met with who take a similar interest in the bow beyond knowing a good one, or rather one that suits their particular physique, when playing with it.

They are all familiar with the names of Dodd and Tourte, but it is seldom that their knowledge extends beyond the names. As for a perception of the characteristics of bows as works of art, which is the standard of the fiddle connoisseur, it hardly has any existence outside the small circle of bow makers.

Of the large number of undoubted fiddle experts now in London, but a small proportion profess to any similar knowledge of bows, and of these there are but few who can be credited with real authority in the matter.

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ISBN-13:
9781505460308
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/24/2015
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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