from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rapid alternation of two notes on two strings of a violin etc
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a cadenza or series of cadenzas in an instrumental piece; sometimes, more specifically, in music for stringed instruments, a rapid passage to be played chiefly on the open strings, without the aid of stopping.
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Westhoff incorporated techniques like bariolage, a fast alternation between static and changing notes, which Bach also used to create contrapuntal textures.
Westhoff was a master at handling bariolage, a technique that requires the violinist to play all four strings at once.
After a properly "symphonic" preparation by Sanders, Nadien makes ardent sense of Vieuxtemps delicately melodic figures and their concomitant trills and bariolage requirements.
Brian said that the bariolage triplets at  "remind me of being in Kansas; I think of this as a hoedown," he said.
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