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  • What are Appassionata strings?

    Is it some sort of articulation or playing style? How many players, etc?

    Can someone point me to an audio example.. or a peice where they are used a lot?

  • The appassionata strings are not released yer, only part of the violins are a free download bonus for our Pro Edition users who upgraded to the Vienna Instruments.


    You can here this appassionata violins (in combination with the orchestral strings) in Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings:

    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=13&DemoId=4865

    The section sizes are:

    Violin ensemble (20 players)
    Viola ensemble (14 players)
    Cello ensemble (12 players)
    Bass ensemble (10 players)

    best
    Herb

  • Any chance we'll have ensemble strings patches?

    J.

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    @herb said:

    The appassionata strings are not released yer, only part of the violins are a free download bonus for our Pro Edition users who upgraded to the Vienna Instruments.


    You can here this appassionata violins (in combination with the orchestral strings) in Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings:

    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=13&DemoId=4865

    The section sizes are:

    Violin ensemble (20 players)
    Viola ensemble (14 players)
    Cello ensemble (12 players)
    Bass ensemble (10 players)

    best
    Herb


    Barber's adagio is one of my favorite peices ever. I'm not sure which parts would qualify as the appoisionata.. unless it means "passionate?"


    Steve

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    @herb said:

    [...] You can here this appassionata violins (in combination with the orchestral strings) in Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings:
    [...]


    Barber's adagio is one of my favorite peices ever. I'm not sure which parts would qualify as the appoisionata.. unless it means "passionate?"


    Steve
    As Herb wrote: The main part of the violins used for the "Adagio" are our Apassionata Violins.

    HTH,

    /Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
  • Which articulations are included in A. Strings?

    Thanks.

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    Hello
    The Appassionata Strings are very usefull for a big string sound. So I took it for
    an accompaniment of a christmas song.
    I dare to show it here because it is completely different to the Adagio of Barber.
    It gives a further impression... so there are really lots of possibilities of applications
    for these lovely Strings.

    For this case I used some VSL-solo-instruments in addition to the accompaniment.
    Players:
    -Soloists, Cimbasso, SoloCello, TenorSax(me), Solo Viola, Solo Violin
    -Violins 1 Appassionata Strings (runs from Orchestra Strings)
    -Violins 2 Appassionata Strings

    -Violas Orchestra Strings
    -Cellos Orchestra Strings
    -Contra-Basses Orchestra Strings

    A LITTLE TOWN OF...

    Have fun

    Beat Kaufmann

    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/