At first glance of the 'Interview with Herb' I read the bit about a Violin II section and though "ARE YOU NUTS!?!?" However, As sad as as it was to read that, I figure the Chamber Violin section of 6 players is more than adequate so long as it blends well (which I imagine it will knowing the quality of everything VSL produces).
I was also disappointed in the size of the ensemble to begin with. But I think for VSL it was the wisest choice (just not my own preference). With that in mind, this is still what everyone has wanted and I'll definitely be buying. How soon depends on the length of the early bird offer. I REALLY REALLY REALLY.... REALLY hope that it's through the end of the year, or at very LEAST through the end of October/November timeframe. End of year would be greatly appreciated though.
I'm so excited! [:D]