Listen to Trio Mio Myo's new recording, G.B. Viotti's 'Allegro Vivace' from 'Trio for 2 Violins and Cello' in Bb Major


"Clear away! It was done in a minute. The floor was swept and watered, fuel heaped upon the fire and the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry, and as bright a ballroom as you would desire to see on a winter’s night.

"In came a fiddler with a music book, and went up to the lofty desk, and made an orchestra of it. In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile. In came all the young men and women employed in the business. In came the housemaid with the baker, in came the cook, the milkman. In they all came, some shyly, some boldly, some gracefully, some awkwardly, in they all came, anyhow and everyhow. Away they all went, twenty couples, down the middle and up again, round and round. When this result was brought about, old Fezziwig, clapping his hands to stop the dance, cried out, "Well done" and the fiddler plunged his hot face into a pot of porter, especially provided for that purpose. Scorning rest, he instantly began again. The great effect of the evening came, when the fiddler (an artful dog! The sort of man who knew his business better than you or I could have told it him! ) struck up "Sir Roger de Coverley". Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance with Mrs. Fezziwig. Twenty pair of partners; people who would dance, and had no notion of walking. A positive light appeared. They shone in every part of the dance like moons."

–Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol