12 mind-widening pieces that will take you one step beyond classical music

28 April 2016, 15:53 | Updated: 6 January 2017, 14:45

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We asked experimental violinist Sarah Neufeld for a playlist of adventurous, modern classically-influenced music, and she delivered. Expect Nils Frahm, Max Richter, AWVFTS and many more.

Sarah Neufeld knows all about pushing the boundaries of her instrument: as a violinist with Canadian indie rock titans Arcade Fire and equally as an experimental solo artist, she's become a torchbearer for expanding listeners' minds. So who better than her to provide us with a superb playlist of modern works that will rewire your brain a bit?

Here's what she's picked for you:

1. Some - Nils Frahm

2. Atomos XII - A Winged Victory For The Sullen

3. Never The Way She Was - Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld

4. Parry: Interruptions (Heart And Breath Nonet): VI French Guitars -yMusic, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Richard Reed Parry

5. The Candlelight Vigil - Jóhann Jóhannsson

6. Harmonium - Max Richter

7. Part IV - Nico Muhly

8. High Above a Grey Green Sea - Colin Stetson

9. Nijùshichi - Sylvain Chauveau, Stéphane Garin

10. Where The Light Comes In - Sarah Neufeld

11. Ogives/Redisributed - Eluvium

12. Apreludes (In C Sharp Major) - Stars Of The Lid


Sarah Neufeld plays the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall on May 4th. More info here.