Below one may sample audio recordings of instruments produced in the Vienna workshop. Several of the Baroque Violoncello have smaller corpus yet demonstrate the possibilities of still achieving a rich, balanced bass range. The Violoncello Piccolo in the second video made in 2015 has a lovely, silvery bass/tenor range which is well suited to the vast amount of obligato violoncello repertoire made easier by the 5th, higher E-string.
Photos on the instruments heard below can be seen on the cello gallery page.
The performances are by Michal Stahel in Vienna Austria.
Baroque Cello after Anton Posch made in Vienna, 2014
5-String Violoncello Piccolo after Grancino made in Vienna, 2015
Baroque Violin 2018.
A sound demonstration of a recent baroque violin. This is a highly arched violin which achieved my aim of finding a dark, melancholic voice, combined with clear projection and balanced tone colors. One may browse current violins being made here.
5 String Violoncello Piccolo made in Vienna after Anon. Venetian cello.
This petite corpus instrument is an inspired copy of the original in the Orpheon Consort collection. Performance by Leslie Tan of the Allemande, from the 6th Suite for Unaccompanied Violoncello (BWV 1007–1012).
Viola 17″ Personal Model made in Vienna Austria 2012.
I include this video as it is helpful in demonstrating my desire towards making modern violas with very sweet-sounding voices as well as a rich, tenor projection.