Here is the first movement of Vivaldi’s "Winter" again. I have finished "filling out" the rest of the orchestra.
I used a mid size string orchestra made up of the ensemble strings played in one “player” at a time by hand.
1st Violins – 3 Strad players and 3 Guarn players
2nd Violins – 2 Gagli players, 2 Strad players, 1 Guarn player
Violas – 3 viola Players
Cellos – the 3 cello solos
Bass – Bass solo
I tried to get a small hall sound.
The 30 seconds or so are a little choppy and after mixing down to audio I hear a wrong note standing out. Besides this I hope you like it. And I hope Sean and Styxx enjoy the more fiddly (or is it fiddlier?) version.
Daniel, thanks for listening and your reply.
I have 2 CDs of this - one with a huge orchestra in a big hall (it is generic and doesn't say anything about who is playing) and one with Anne-Sophie Mutter playing with an orchestra a little smaller than the one in my first post. I personally like the CD with the small orchestra better but I know this is often played by tons of strings. I'll admit I was a little grumpy when I put up the second post....
I'll take another look (listen) at the solo and see if I can put a little more bite in. Thanks for the suggestion.
The fullness is quite realistic and more of what I am used to hearing. I love it , it has more heart to it than your first post.
I must agree with Danielle on trying to achieve more "bite" to the solo. I can't imagine how one could go about programming that sort of timbre in but if anyone can you can!
I have several recording of Vivaldi's Seasons. This was so close to an original performance as I have ever heard. Thanks for posting.
BTW - With all the snow coming down today, it's was a fitting piece to play.
The version I posted the other day was pretty thin. I like the one at the top of this post the best, though I’m sure it could use more reverb. On the second one in this post I added sus&short AG to each of the string parts except the bass and, of course, a lot more reverb. I also correct the bad note in one of the first violin parts.
I’ll revisit the solo again and see what I can do. When I was doing some testing as I started the Gagli seemed to have the most bite in this, but I’ll try them all again and see. I appreciate your confidence that I’ll find a way to get more bite.
Unfortunately I think most of the snow will pass south of us. I say "unfortunately" because I have season’s passes to several mountains this year and hope to do a lot of skiing. So far there’s not been much snow…. My folks in the Cleveland area were getting your snow when I talked to them last night.
Woohoo! I do enjoy this fiddlier version very much! This would be a great piece to try out with that special string thing Gary's working on . . .
Thanks for sharing! With just a little more reverb and some noise and breathing, it would sound like a live performance! (at least, to my untrained ears . . . ) This doesn't seem like it would be an easy piece to render with GPO, but you seem to have done a great job!