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Posted: March 15, 2017
Last Comment: March 21, 2017

Posted: March 21, 2017
Wow! What a performance! It is such a pleasure to watch Treblette mature into a fine player before our very eyes. I actually thought that Trelette's violin was more powerful than the 1st violinist's, it had a bolder sound to my ears, not necessarily 'louder' was a joy to watch Treblette's heel/frog work and her technical and musical maturity in general.
I agree with Dianne, the opening really grabbed you from the off! I thought it was the viola which stirred the emotion of the opening but the bass of the cello set the mood.
It seemed like the initial storm subsided and light rays broke through the trees at 1:45, the whole mood changed.... what more could you ask, beautiful music, played beautifully, Brava!


Posted: March 21, 2017
Thank you so much everyone for your kind compliments. I think my choice of color for their outfit would have been black, but no one asked me.

Cynthia: LT has been playing for 7 years 3 months. It was in 2012 when I posted her video for the first time here.

Deirdre: It's nice hearing from you again. I'm not actually the one who uploaded the quartet videos. That was a mom of one of the quartet members. I think there were a couple of sub-par notes in there that made her pull the video. I'm looking forward to more singing and viola from you!

Mary Freeman
Posted: March 20, 2017
I would pay money to watch them rehearse 

Posted: March 19, 2017
I am liking their gowns as well! There is nothing quite so elegant as seeing a violinist in a gown at a performance if they so choose to do so. They have to be sewn just right so that it flows along the hemline at the floor, but so that they can still walk safely. Ahhh....these videos are superb, could listen to them all day long.

Posted: March 19, 2017
That was so beautiful! I always love listening to Treblette and her groups, whichever ones they are, and I have a particular fondness for string quartets.

I adore the viola in the first video - unfortunately, I couldn't listen to the second one. It seems to be private.

BTW, (OT I know, but...) I love their dresses! I want one!

Thanks again!!

Posted: March 19, 2017
It's always exciting to see Treblette! Impressive as always. 

Cynthia Alpers
Posted: March 19, 2017
Thanks you for sharing that.  The music and playing were both so beautiful!  My...look how grown up little T is now.  How many years has it been since she started on the violin?

~ C

Posted: March 16, 2017
Thank you, everyone for such positive comments.

Dianne: The first violinist's violin belonged to the girl's former teacher who was a student of the late Dorothy Delay. I think it really projects beautifully. Little T has switched to a new violin since this recording was made. Thank you for your careful listening. I really like the lyrical passages of the Smetana too. The second piece is the first movement of Death and the Maiden. I can conjure up all sorts of images while listening to this piece.

Raul: You're already like her in many ways. You have a beating vibrato and you memorize your pieces!

Barbara: I haven't heard from you recently. I don't know where the dresses came from. I only know that Little T's is a hand me down from one of the members. I'm also not allowed to express my opinions about their outfit!

Thank you, Arthur, Maria, and Jane. I also watch and enjoy your videos.

Posted: March 16, 2017
Good job ladies! You guys sound great! Great job Little T!

Barbara Habel
Posted: March 16, 2017
What a joy to listen to. Thank you for sharing.

Looking at the dresses I wondered whether they would step on it an fall. Are they wearing high heels underneth these dresses? Some musicians do. And they  have to carry flowers, violin and bow. So no hand free to pull the dress up.

Posted: March 16, 2017
Such talented ladies!

Always a pleasure  and a treat to watch and listen to them...I am very sure LT's going to be accepted in one of many topnotch music school/universities.

Thanks much for sharing this with us.

Raśl Rivas
Posted: March 16, 2017
Once more, I say: when I grow up, I want to be like her.

Posted: March 15, 2017
Very nice, Little T!

I've had a chance to listen more intently now. Wow! I really like how briskly the entrance to the 1st piece was played, and it set the tone for the whole piece. You all brought out the lyrical quality of this piece so well. (I felt like I was listening to a professional quartet the whole time.) I read the background on this piece (dramatic), and it is said to be a pillar of the quartet repertoire, and in fact will be played by the LA Phil this coming fall. The 2nd piece had a little solo in it of Little T ~5:25, and I was enjoying the warmth of her instrument, and the deeply played slurs into the string. The 1st violinist's playing/instrument was brighter, and the two blended well. But it was that warmth of playing, and the connection to the strings Little T has that makes her playing stand out. The violist's tone was luxurious. It sounds also like she has a superb viola. The cellist was such a fine musician as well. These students seemed well matched, and this is a very fine program!

Arthur Mendez
Posted: March 15, 2017
Awesome pasum!