Which bows should accompany Strads, Amati's etc.
We often hear about great violinists using the elite instruments IE the old Italian masters etc, but which bows do they use.
For instance what was the bow(s) that Heifetz used , or Josh Bell, Vengerov and the rest.
I had the luck to play on a Strad and Guarneri for a rehearsal a long time ago, (which I thoroughly enjoyed) but never played with a very expensive bow.
Here you go...
Don't forget Heifetz's Kittel and Pinchas Zukerman had one too, featured prominently on one of his LP covers.
There is a few threads here and elsewhere covering bow choice of famous virtuosi, eg http://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/6323/
“Torre” should of course be Tourte - autospelling typo. And I should underscore that the mentioned are examples only; many others could be added, especially in the B group, my personal favourites including eg EA Ouchard and JJ Millant
You can edit Torre to Tourte, and then get your second post deleted by reporting it as Spam. Accepted practice on here. Then I can report this one - Hope I remember.
The moderator has enough stuff to worry about without you using her services to edit your posts.
I have a friend who owns a few of Mr. Heifetz's bows. A Tourte, a Simon, and a Nurnberger. Ostriakh also liked Nurnbergers.
Well, thank you very much for all the info, I shall be checking out the links you have kindly posted.
To answer the OP's question: a "name" bow that should be bowed to before even touching it.
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