The Cozio Carteggio

The Cozio Carteggio takes its name from Count Cozio’s notebooks, which form the first historical record of fine instruments and their makers. Each week, the Carteggio publishes features about the string world, from expert commentary on historic instruments and bows, to interviews with musicians and analysis of the string market. Contributors will include Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass and many other experts.

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Kittel cello bow, gold tortoiseshell

The bows of Nikolai Kittel

Superbly made with lavish materials, Kittel bows have attracted players and connoisseurs for many years, but who actually made them?

By Stefan and Julian Hersh

The bows of Nikolai Kittel have long been regarded as mysterious. The origins of this reputation lie partly in the historical lack of information about Kittel, as well as in the relative rarity of examples, and even more in their status as outliers...


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