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    The frequent use of harmonics and open strings in the melody demonstrates that David envisaged it to be played basically without vibrato. As his Violinschule (p. 43) states: The vibrato may be made slowly as well as quickly, but must not be employed too frequently nor without sufficient reason.'('Man muss die Bebung langsam und schnell machen können, jedoch hüte man sich vor zu häufigem und unmotiviertem Gebrauche.')