Looking for Post-Modern/Minimalist Solo Violin Works
I have a monthly opportunity to play a solo piece or two in concert, and would like to find more pieces for unaccompanied violin, or with a very approachable piano part (not much time to rehearse with the pianist). I'd prefer pieces that are more tonal (doesn't have to be strictly tonal), and I tend to gravitate to the more minimalist composers (Pärt, Glass, Richter). Does anyone have suggestions? I already have Mercy by Max Richter, Fratres by Part. I'm also open to pieces that cross-pollinate with jazz, folk/fiddle, blues, etc (I have the Tango Etudes by Piazzolla, as well). I know there are some great composers out there that I just haven't discovered yet!
Thanks in advance!!
The most minimal piece of music I know:
Just wondering, if you can improvise convincingly in a modernist or minimalist style then that could be worth thinking about.
Trevor's idea is interesting.
I love Richter. There is a violin/piano reduction of his album "Recomposed" that I like a lot, you can get the partiture book in amazon.
Julie-- I wasn't familiar with the Feldman, but I realized I've heard the Songs of Solitude before-- thanks for those suggestions.
Lots of great stuff out there, I think, though not always along the lines of what you indicated in your post. Here are a few that might fit the bill:
Hi! Not really minimalist, but it's an awesome piece for solo violin that I played on a recital a few years ago: The Stream Flows by Bright Sheng. Elliott Carter's Four Lauds for solo violin are also great.