Because I listened earlier today to L. Subramanian's solo violin album, I thought I would add a short memo on the topic of this rare kind of performance.
Gunda Gottschalk's Wassermonde, dating from 2004, is one I recently discovered, and also highly recommended for the more adventurous listeners.
Here is a limited list of jazz solo violin albums.
- Mark Feldman - Music For Violin Alone
- C. Spencer Yeh - Solo Violin
- Polly Bradfield - Solo Violin Improvisations
- Zbigniew Seifert - Solo Violin
- Leroy Jenkins - Solo Concert
- Leroy Jenkins - Solo
- Billy Bang - Distinction without a Difference
- Billy Bang - Commandment
- Gunda Gottschalk - Wassermonde
- Stefano Pastor - Chants
- Jesse Zubot - Dementia
In the international classical music, L. Subramaniam - "Three Ragas For Solo Violin" can be recommended, as do of course some of the real classic works by Bach, Paganini and Bartok. Add to that Eugène Ysaÿe, Paul Giger for the more modern composers and performers.
More ideas are welcome.