Ludwig Bausch

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Ludwig Christian August Bausch (15 January 1805 in Dresden – 26 May 1871 in Leipzig) - an illustrious German Bogenmacher / Bow maker. He became known as the "German Tourte".

Bausch started a dynasty of makers. He studied violin making in Dresden with J.B. Fritsche and eventually set up his own firm in Leipzig. He combined the best elements of French and German styles, and achieved great fame. He was very much influenced by the late F.X. Tourte model, nevertheless his work is very distinct and personal. His two sons, Ludwig jun. Bausch (Karl Friedrich Ludwig jun.) (1829-1871) and Otto Julius Bausch (1841-1874) produced bows until 1874.[1]

"From the turn of the century (1900 AD) until now, thousands of cheap bows branded with the Bausch name were exported from Germany and sold throughout the world. Genuine Bausch bows, once plentiful, are now scarce and these vary from commercial grade bows to bows of exceptional beauty." - Kenway Lee 1994 [2]

"Along with Heinrich Knopf, it is very possible that Ludwig Bausch supplied some bows to Nicolaus Kittel (as there are substantial similarities in some of these bows by Kittel and Bausch)" - Gennady Filimonov [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die Geigen und Lautenmacher - by Lutgendorff, Frankfurt 1922
  2. ^ VSA 14 #2 1995 Nicolaus Kittel: The Russian Tourte by Kenway Lee 183
  3. ^ Filimonov Fine Violins

Further reading[edit]

  • Die Geigen und Lautenmacher - by Lutgendorff, Frankfurt 1922
  • Encyclopedia of the Violin - Alberto Bachmann
  • Roda, Joseph (1959). Bows for Musical Instruments. Chicago: W. Lewis. OCLC 906667. 
  • Vannes, Rene (1985) [1951]. Dictionnaire Universel del Luthiers (vol.3). Bruxelles: Les Amis de la musique. OCLC 53749830. 
  • William, Henley (1969). Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers. Brighton; England: Amati. ISBN 0-901424-00-5. 
  • VSA 14 #2 1995 Nicolaus Kittel: The Russian Tourte by Kenway Lee 183
  • Deutsche Bogenmacher-German Bow Makers Klaus Grunke 2000
  • Ludwig Bausch: the German "Tourte"