Allegro Vivace from G.B. Viotti's 'Trio for 2 violins and cello' in Bb Major

February 11, 2010 7:22 PM

My string trio playing one of our signature pieces by G.B. Viotti, the 1st movement to his 'Trio for 2 Violins and Cello' in Bb Major (Op. 19, 1).

We are two violins and Bass, however. We made this recording earlier this week to enter a contest sponsored by WNYC, our local NPR afiliate in New York City.

posted by mythicalbyrd (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Forgive my pedantry, but being neither traditional nor anonymous this doesn't strictly qualify as a challenge track for this month. But, what the hell, it's very pleasant!
posted by MajorDundee at 2:39 PM on February 12, 2010

Dundee, the challenge text says: "(a) the origin of the words and/or music is lost in time, and/or (b) that it's at least 100 years old, give or take a year or two." The second "or" is key here. It meets the second criteria.

This sounds great, 'byrd. What are you playing?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 6:57 PM on February 12, 2010

Karlos is right, but I admit that I posted it to metafilter before realizing that it fit the criteria. I was thinking that our rendition of Ashokan Farewell would fit more of your interpretation of traditional, but it was written in 1982, has easily traceable origins, and I have already posted it to metafilter.

I'm one of the violinists. There are 2 solo sections where the 2 violins trade off (where the other instruments are UM-CHUCKing), and I play the solo first in both sections.
posted by mythicalbyrd at 9:38 PM on February 12, 2010

Definitely an addition to the site. Very nice, mythicalbird. Tell me, was this recorded in a studio or is it a home recording?
posted by micayetoca at 4:29 AM on February 13, 2010

It was recorded at my home setup. I need to bring up the volume a bit on the final mix, but I'll revisit that later.
posted by mythicalbyrd at 10:32 AM on February 15, 2010

Ah, what a brilliant performance! Please post more!
posted by snsranch at 5:42 PM on February 15, 2010

Right, some more volume would be nice, but the texture is really nice and the levels are very well balanced. It's very nice.
posted by micayetoca at 9:36 AM on February 16, 2010

I posted the version with a higher output on our splash page and recordings page:
posted by mythicalbyrd at 5:41 PM on February 17, 2010

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