The menuetto for the second violin in Haydn's Op. 2, No.2, string quartet has a bariolage passage of two Bs:
In other instances, I have always played bariolage passages drawing the bow across the lower string(s) first and then over the upper string(s).
I've looked at every version of the quartet I could locate and they all render the passage without fingerings or string indications. Is there a convention dictating that one should play the note on the lower string first and then the upper string? I need to practice this passage to get out the unevenness, but I might have an easier time starting on the A string. Nevertheless, I recognize that no matter what I do, the notes have to be played evenly and that the tonal qualities of both should be nearly the same, allowing for the differences between the two strings.
I would be interested in learning how others would approach this.
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