During a feedback session on one of my compositions I was told that the first violins always get the first/more/better/complex notes and themes than the second violins. Even if it means that you would split a repeating part like this:
I.e. as you can see there's a repeating phrase here. To me it looks logical to give it to the second violins and keep it there, but apparently not. Is this true? And is this something I need to take into account as a composer?
The person who told me this is a conductor, i.e. I can imagine that probably, on the floor, it will be spread out like in my 2nd example, but do I have to write it like this on paper too?
(FYI: the excerpt comes from a transcription I'm making of Andante in C minor, by Nicholas Britell)