The Swan from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens)
Allegro from Concerto in D Major, Op. 3, No. 9 (Vivaldi)
Rondo from Concerto No. 2 in D Major (Breval)
Allegro from Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos (Vivaldi)
It will not surprise those of us who know Fiddlershop’s care and expert customer service to read what I have to say about my recent book purchase. Every time I order a music book online, elsewhere, I receive a curved book, or a book with out and out bent corners, sometimes, big bends. I never receive a nice flat book. Well, fear no more! I ordered two books for my cello lessons from the Fiddlershop. My package arrived last week and I was floored. My books came packaged very securely. There was absolutely no way the delivery company was going to curl that package or bend that package. This is now my goto place to order books. If they have it, I order it from them. If not, sadly, I check other places. My books were sandwiched between two stiff pieces of cardboard. Not flimsy pieces, they were stiff sturdy pieces. It had “Fragile”, “Do Not Bend” on the completely sealed outside packaging. It had labels reading, “Handle With Care” on the inside cardboard protecting the books. Some of the other books that I have ordered elsewhere had the same cautions on the outside, but not packed as if they needed protecting from curls and bends. Consequently, those books would arrive damaged. These books were flat as a pancake. They were never opened. The books were very obviously brand new. Many times I order a book elsewhere and it looks like the book was at least thumbed through, not used, but not flat like it was just off the press and never opened. These books were never opened.