Who Is Vanessa-Mae?
Vanessa-Mae is a young, talented, stunningly beautiful violinist, born exactly 196 years to the day after Paganini.
A Quick Vanessa-Mae Album Discography
Other sites provide detailed Vanessa-Mae discography, see my Links
page. This is up to date to 2004.
- The Violin Player
Her first techno-acoustic fusion album, released in 1995. "That" picture (the one in the sea) is actually on the inside of the CD booklet on most releases, but I have a copy (bought in 2000) which has it on the front cover.
- The Classical Album 1
Brahms to Bruch, and also includes her own arrangement of the folk song I'm a'Doun for lack o' Johnny.
Her 2nd techno-acoustic fusion work, and more diverse than the previous one. Includes I'm a' Doun (again) and Happy Valley, the 1997 Re-unification Overture, as well as 2 songs (her voice sounds like Sandra's, or possibly even like that of Vanessa Paradis in her early days).
- The Classical Album 2, aka China Girl
A relatively short recording (~45 minutes), it contains the Butterfly Concerto, Violin fantasy on Puccini's Turandot, and Happy Valley (again).
- The Original Four Seasons
Tho' it doesn't say it, it could be called The Classical Album 3. There has been controversy over whether it should be called "original", as her rendition of Vivald's best-known work is unorthodox, rather like (Nigel) Kennedy's.
- The Classical Collection Part 1
A 3CD set of some of her earliest works.
- Subject to Change
This is her first release since her mangement changes. More complex than her previous fusion recordings, her singing voice gets greater prominence on this album. She sings on 3 tracks, in Spanish, English and French.
Released in 2004.