Help me find violin and cello related

Ok, so I am looking for a few albums. I am looking specifically for something with Violin that has that spooky almost make you want to cry presence.

On cello, I am looking for something that has that kind of depth in the recording where you can tell the cello was set back from the mic and you get the sense that it was recorded in like a large old castle or large hall.

Any ideas?
Cello - the recordings on BIS of cellist Franz Helmerson recording at Castle Wik of the solo cello works of Bach, Britten, Kodaly, Crumb and Hindemith. On vinyl:
Bach, Bach, Bach...

On cello, Rostropovich did a wonderful DVD explaining something about each suite. The music was played in an ancient cathedral, bare rock walls, etc.

However my current favorite for these suites is Bylsma on a Baroque or Stradivarius monkey coffin with some sheep guts for strings and some bow strung with rope taken from a Spanish Galeon (I might be a bit fuzzy on these details). I don't know if it sounds like it was recorded in an old castle or a new tin cup, but I don't care, it sounds so wonderful that I have not been able to do critical listening to it.

For violin, once again I don't know if it sounds so cavernous but the Grumiaux performance is well known. Like some beautiful ladies that I have met, it's probably too forward but what are you going to do...
Try Corelli "Violin Sonatas Op.5" Andre Manze violin, Richard Elger harpsichord CD Harmonia Mundi MHU 907298.99. Spooky. Or for the same effect in folk try Hope Sandoval.
Lara St. John, Bach Works for Solo Violin

Vengerov Plays Bach, Shchedrin, Ysaye

Les Voix Humaines, Jordi Savall (not violin or cello, but you'll get the connection when you hear it)

Martin Zeller, Bach: 6 Cello Suites
I was pleased to see Rushton's mention of Hindemith. Please give a listen to his, "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra" (1939). It is well represented on YouTube. Also, consider Ralph Vaughan Willams', "The Lark Ascending".
You will love the Red Violin. This is the sound track to the movie which is exceptional.... Presence to cry for...
Sophie Mutter Pablo Sarasete or Joshua Bell Devils Trill or Soundtrack to Red Violin.
I guess it depends on whether you like the music as these are very specific content, but both are excellent recordings and performances (violin):

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Arturo Delmoni

Hello Mr. Paganini, Ning Feng
Ditto the Jax2's recommendation of the Songs My Mother Taught Me, Arturo Delmoni (NorthStar DS0004 and John Marks JMR One).
Great thread BTW... my fav is Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone.
Johannes Brahms Cello Sonatas [XRCD2]
Mario Brunello & Andrea Lucchesini


Alone [XRCD2]
Mario Brunello
Shostakovich Cello Concertos (1997) by Moscow Symphony Orchestra. A 3 disc set that has the Violin, Cello and Piano Concertos on Brilliant Classics. Beautiful and haunting.
James Ehnes, Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin. This is a rare example of top notch playing and top notch recording. It is not mic'ed too close. Ehnes does not sound like he is jumping around all over the room, as one hears when the soloist is mic'ed too close. It is dead center. This recording and performance is in a class by itself, and stands well above Hahn, Millstein, Podger, St. John, and Fischer. Ehnes plays the sweetest Strad that I have heard live. This recording is almost as good as hearing him in person. Just my opinion, but he and Hahn are 1a and 1b in terms of being the greatest living violinist.
For cello, I second the Zellner Bach suites mentioned above. Really, really superb. Very special recording.
I recommend any of Tianwa Yang's Sarasate recordings. Here's a good place to start:

A few more recommendations:

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas - Kremer/Argerich on DG

Szymanowski: Violin Concertos - Kulka on EMI (not Naxos)

Pärt: Fratres - Kremer on ECM

Heifetz plays Sibelius, Prokofiev, and Glazunov on an RCA Hybrid SACD.
I suggest you try Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa released on ECM. Gidon Kremer plays the violin and the compositions and performance is out of this world.
Also, Arvo Part's stark and beautiful, Fur Alina might be something you'd enjoy. It has a very ambient-music feel to it and while it is really for piano, the piece, Spiegel im Spiegel brings in violin. It does have a haunting presence.
To me, the most brilliant piece of music ever composed for the violin solo is Bach's Chaconne (5th movement of Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004)), performed by many.

However to me Back (nor any of the other "virtuoso" stuff mentioned here), is not "spooky almost make you want to cry" music, whereas Arvo Part is.

The most otherworldy, trancedental "music with violin" are the slow movements of the late Beethoven string quartets:

Opus 127: String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major (1825)
Opus 130: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major (1825)
Opus 131: String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor (1826)
Opus 132: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor (1825)
Opus 133: Große Fuge in B flat major for string quartet (1826), originally the finale to op. 130
Opus 135: String Quartet No. 16 in F major (1826)
Lucia Micarelli,
Violinist..and really kind of a 'pop star', appeared on the Chris Botti Boston DVD...she's a great performer, and good fiolinist with great stylings.
The work with Botti is top notch...I think that you'll like her...that and she's really, really sexy in the black evening gown...

Good listening,
Rostropovich 1995 recording of the Bach Cello Suites.
Anyone heard from leskiem lately?
Rostropovich's recordings of Benjamin Britten's cello suites and sonata are among my favorites among hundreds.
What about Apocalyptica? they have nice songs. I know, something different. :D

Are you coming to the RMAF this year?

Try Yo-yo ma.