Give me all sorts of violin music.
August 15, 2010 1:26 PM Subscribe
Tracks/artists that help showcase the full range of violin music?
posted by jsturgill to media & arts (29 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to make a CD to give my younger brother to showcase the wide range of music styles and sounds that violins can take a part in.
I already have Andrew Bird down, Antoine Dufour (which I noticed on the blue and the CD is pretty great), Samamidon, and Old Crow Medicine Show. And I guess that Devil Went Down to Georgia song.
What else is there? Electric violin? Metal violin? Jazz violin? Classical music? Experimental music?
Specific track recommendations would be great.
A few slower tracks wouldn't hurt things, and I'd enjoy them myself so please recommend them anyway, but the more immediately catchy/interesting/riveting the better for this.
I really, really want to end up with just an incredible range of diverse sounds linked together by the presence of a violin. And by goodness, of course.
Also, I have no exposure to classical music, so please go ahead and put down that famous work that you were hesitating to mention because everyone knows about it already.