Caspar Tieffenbrucker (1514-1571) was born in Tiefenbruck in the Füssen an important lute-making region. Around 1550, Caspar settled in Lyon to the house of honours. As Füssen was the centre of lute-making around that period and the art of lute-making is known to have been practised since 1436.
Cello of War WW1 was made of whatever material was available even the humble helmet was used. Still surviving is the ‘Trench cello’ played by Lt Harold Triggs at the Frenc trenches and in Ypres, Belgium. The more renowned is ‘le Poilu’ ‘the hairy’ that was played by the French cellist Maurice Marechal still too seen exhibited at the Cite se la Musique Paris.
The trench cello in the war. Human ingenuity should be celebrated when its for the good. Among these is the ‘trench cello’ also referred to as the ‘holiday cello’. A collapse arrangement the size of an ammunition box and simply made out of material that is at hand.
About the violin Cramer bow. It was named after the violist Wilhelm Cramer. Its introductive was to supplement the Italian Tartini model. Primary, its design was for percussive attack techniques and for volume dynamics. It was made quite fashionable between 1760-1785 notably in Manheim.