I like Vanessa Mae. She is my favorite violinist. Nightwish has some good instrumental songs too. Their last two albums, Imagenaerum and Dark Passion Play have instrumental versions of all their songs.
Lucy-MerrimanFeatured By OwnerJan 27, 2013Student General Artist
I'm actually hooked on these piano covers of dubstep songs, because they take the avaunt garde noise elements of the genre and translate it into something really fascinatingly orchestral I think. But, idk, you said no dubstep, so maybe you won't like it.
Nightwish's new album (Imaginerum: The Score) has BEAUTIFUL orchestral pieces You can find the album on youtube along with a bunch of their other orchestral pieces. Their lyrical songs are beautiful, too.
**Btw, what kind of classical do you like? There are many different types. It could help others give you references if they could narrow down your taste in music. I love hans zimmer, so i suspect you might also like some of thestuff from my list that i posted
music is literaly my life, and I know a TON of classical/no-word/lyric music sorry if i spell the names wrong Soundtrack: Michael Giacchino Danny Elfman James Newton Howard (my fav in this group!) John Powel Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Yasuharu Takanashi Jow Hisaishi (another fav) Thomas Newman Mark Mancina Harald Kloser Randy Newman Adrian Johnston
Other non-word artists: The xx (some of theirs do have words) Brian Eno Port Blue (fav) Air Coldplay has a song called Postcards from Far Away Jeno Jando (& orchestra do Beethoven) Helen Jane Long (beautiful piano pieces) James Edwards Windsor Airlift (fav. technicly same person as Port Blue)
There are plenty more And Hans Zimmer is awesome Deffinetly check out James Newton Howard (literaly my inspiration for when I compose,) and Port Blue