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date: 13 November 2019

Busch, Ernst locked

  • Allison A. Alcorn

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(fl Nuremberg, Germany, mid-17th century). German luthier. Son-in-law of the instrument maker Fritz Lang (d 1622), Busch produced bowed string instruments, including violin-family members, violones in G and D, and viols of flamboyant shape with complex multi-curved outlines, floral inlays, and flame-shaped soundholes. Several viols display the inlaid sexfoil arabesque motif more typical of Gasparo da Salò and the Brescian school. Elements of Busch’s viols recall older construction methods, such as the one-piece neck and upper block....

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