Is there any very well-known piece of classical music, in which the first or second violins or violas play many of the sixteenth or thirty-second notes (or, perhaps, even sixty-fourth notes) interspersed with sixteenth or thirty-second rests in a fast tempo? I need a very famous piece because later I will need to find a MIDI file of that piece on the internet for downloading it and later looking into it.
The reason why I am asking this is because the other day I bought a piece of software that converts MIDI files to notes and notes to MIDI files. You can also create your own music with it by writing notes and then playing them back.
I wrote a very small piece, in which violins and violas play sixteen notes interspersed with sixteenth rests. Later I found out that there are two different modes for playing back the violins' and violas' parts in that software: either by choosing their respective names (that is, choosing "violin" for violins and "viola" for violas) or by simply choosing "string ensemble" for all of them.
If you choose the first mode, let's call it "individual mode", then they sound as if they were used for playing a solo part. And if you choose the "string ensemble" mode, then they will sound like the strings in a symphonic orchestra, that is, with a bit of echo and with the effect of multiplicity (as if there were many violins and many violas).
The problem is, when I play back my piece in "individual mode", the strings sound fine, but when I choose the "string ensemble" mode, they sound weird. I think it has to do with the fact that I have short notes (sixteenth notes) in my piece interspersed with sixteenth rests and that cannot be played back properly with the echo effect of the "string ensemble" mode.
I have downloaded a few MIDI files of some classical pieces and found that in all those files the "string ensemble" mode is used for violins and violas and they sound just perfect there. However, the tempo in those pieces is relatively moderate and there are no such cases, in which sixteen notes would be interspersed with sixteen rests. So the echo effect of the "string ensemble" mode doesn't spoil playing back those parts. But I would still like to take a look at how the MIDI files go about such pieces, in which the violins' and violas' parts are full of short notes and rests and are played in quite a fast tempo.