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    Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Here's my performance of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra. Nothing groundbreaking-- but a lyrical example of the VSL VI solo cello in it's high register. I hope some of you enjoy it.

    Best,
    Jay

    http://vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=1&DemoID=5210

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    The strings ensemble at the end are just wow! I got to get appassionata strings!

    I don't listen to classical music enough so it's always a pleasure to discover the work of these composers.

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Hi Jay,

    as always when I listen to a work from you, I like this one!

    I am always impressed about your using of dynamic and realism.

    Jay, allow me one question: I think you play real a string instrument, yes, no? Which?

    Always my best,
    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Always a pleasure to hear your work Jay.
    Very realistic as always.

    Regards
    Nicolas
    Nicolas Roy
    www.nicolasroy.com

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Fantastic work, as usual, Jay, thanks for inspiring us... Those slides in the cello, are they part of the legato tool in VSL??

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Thanks guys for the supportive remarks!

    Gunther-- I only studied the violin for a few months as teenager. I've always loved string instruments though.

    Tradivoro-- VSL solo strings have 3 different kinds of performance slides: sul, zigane and portamento. Each has a different speed and quality.

    Best,
    Jay

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Jay,

    I think you have outdone yourself with that. It is amazing!

    One question that came to me while studying the midi file: How do you enter the keyswitches? Per keyboard, mouse, macro, notation?

    Hannes
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    www.strings-on-demand.com

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Beautiful work Jay! Very impressive. I am somewhat new to composing for orchestra and am excited about the possibilities. I have the KHEmerald library currently and will be upgrading to GS 3.0 Orchestra soon.

    It's nice to hear what's possible listening to your demo.

    Did you program this from a written score? Do you play live without a click or do you map out the structure and then use tempo adjustments? For me I find it very difficult to get the creativitiy and expressiveness when using a click track. Especially when composing original music.

    Sorry if these are dumb questions.

    Eric

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Hannes and Eric, thank you so much for your kind words.

    Hannes-- I enter the keyswitches with my mouse directly into my sequencer's piano roll. I try to use the same keyswitches for all instruments to make memorization and duplication easier.

    Eric-- I do not work from a click track. First I create a rough tempo track with my mouse in the sequencer usually inspired by a favorite performance. Then as one of the final steps of the process I spend a fair amount of time tweaking the tempo track to get the rubato and expressiveness exactly the way I want.

    Best,
    Jay

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    Re: Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations for Cello and Orch

    Hi Jay,

    that is a very expressive and beautiful sounding performance.
    I always look at your midi files and demo's very carefully and I am sure I will learn a lot from this one also.

    I've played the mp3 a number of times, and the realism is terrific.

    thanks for posting this and sharing it with us.

    best,

    Steve

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