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    Discuss the solo reportoire of your instruments here!

    I'll be talking about my violin concertos

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    Default solo violin?

    As nobody answer, i'll do it. I take "solo" literarilly, and my favorites works for violin alone are:
    Of course, Bach after all the rest.
    Bartok sonata
    Ysaye sonatas
    Paganini caprices
    Idem Barucabá variations
    Sophie Eckhardt-Gramatté caprices
    Honegger sonata
    Prokofieff sonata
    Paul Ben-Haim sonata
    Milstein's Mephisto walz No.1
    Hindemith sonata
    Ernst last rose and the other one (forgot the tittle)
    Wieniavsky etudes
    Nielsen prelude and variations
    Newman-Tarrega "Recuerdos de la Alhambra"
    Kreisler Recitativo and scherzo

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    Solo guitar.
    I tried, I really tried, but there's so much choice and, hearing a piece afresh, you wonder what there is still to discover about the others.
    I joined this forum in order to learn more about classical guitar and chamber music, plus baroque lute and chamber music, so, just to get a ball rolling, I've chosen:

    J.S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin, transcribed and played by Paul Galbraith. He plays an eight-string guitar with a spike and a resonator box on the floor.

    Koyunbaba's Suite for Guitar, Op. 19, played by Antigini Goni.
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    Solo oboe.
    B. Britten's Metamorphoses is the best piece in this rather small department.

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    I chose the Koyunbaba because of its immediate allure and the Bach because it promises years of unravelling its depths. Two reasons to listen, two very different composers.
    What of the violin concertos, James?
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    There's nothing as plain and pure as Bach's violin partitas and solo violin sonatas!

    I also enjoy Walton's bagatelles for guitar. Very temperament little works.

    And lets not forget that the huge genre of piano miniatures are solo instrument music - so that makes a whole world of stories and emotions expressed on a single keyboard machine.
    ''Oh, the String Quartet - oh, the Divine Scratching!''

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    I agree with Lisztfreak.....

    ... there is nothing as plain and as pure as Bach solo violin.

    I have heard that Hilary Hahn plays Bach's partitas every day, just to get warmed up, and center her mind, as to enhance her playing.

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    Yes, Bach's music is mind-clarifying and nearly mathematical (Die Kunst der Fuge). That's why I mostly don't like him, he's too logical. But as I said, HIS SOLO VIOLIN RULES!
    ''Oh, the String Quartet - oh, the Divine Scratching!''

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    If anyone's wondering who "Koyunbaba" is, please let me apologise for a careless post.
    It's "Koyunbaba: Suite for Guitar, Op. 19" by Carlo Domeniconi.
    I'm a hopeless classical guitar player, but that's what I'd like to be able to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Harwood View Post
    If anyone's wondering who "Koyunbaba" is, please let me apologise for a careless post.
    It's "Koyunbaba: Suite for Guitar, Op. 19" by Carlo Domeniconi.
    I'm a hopeless classical guitar player, but that's what I'd like to be able to play.
    I have the Koyanbaba, Suite for Guitar by Carlo Domeniconi. It is on a CD by this incredible young guitarist, Aaron Brock. Unfortunately, he passed away at age 31, and this is the only album of his released.

    Here's is his website. www.aaronbrock.com

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    I would contest that the one thing better than Bach's solo violin is his solo cello. Wish I played cello. Wish I could afford a cello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChamberNut View Post
    I have the Koyanbaba, Suite for Guitar by Carlo Domeniconi. It is on a CD by this incredible young guitarist, Aaron Brock. Unfortunately, he passed away at age 31, and this is the only album of his released.

    Here's is his website. www.aaronbrock.com
    Thanks, Chamber Nut. That's one to track down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Harwood View Post
    Thanks, Chamber Nut. That's one to track down.

    I purchased his CD through Barnes & Noble. I believe it's available on Amazon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChamberNut View Post
    I purchased his CD through Barnes & Noble. I believe it's available on Amazon as well.
    Yup. It's on Amazon. Thanks again.
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    Mark, let me know if you get that CD, and if you enjoy it.

    I'll make sure I let Aaron's Aunt know. She'd be very pleased.

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