Isabelle Faust Archive
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART. Sonatas for fortepiano and violin (K. 306, 304, 526)—Isabelle Faust/ Alexander Melnikov—Harmonia Mundi
Faust and Melnikov are exquisite here!
Two outstanding issues cover all the bases in these fabulous works!
FRANCK: Violin Sonata; CHAUSSON: Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet – Isabelle Faust (vln.) / Alexander Melnikov (p.)/ Salagon Quartet – HMM
FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major; CHAUSSON: Concert in D Major for Piano, Violin and String Quartet, Op. 21 – Isabelle Faust, violin/ Alexander Melnikov, piano/ Salagon Quartet – Harmonia mundi HMM 902254, 67:11 (5/26/17) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi/PIAS] ****: The Faust-Melnikov duo realizes two powerful masterpieces from the Belgian cyclical tradition. Recorded June 2017, […]
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 3; SCHUMANN: 3 Romances; DIETRICH-SCHUMANN-BRAHMS: Violin Sonata “F-A-E” – Isabelle Faust, v./ Alexander Melnikov, p. – Harmonia mundi
Isabelle Faust completes her Brahms sonata cycle, with complements from Schumann and Dietrich.
BARTOK: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Isabelle Faust, violin/ Swedish Radio Sym. Orch./ Daniel Harding – Harmonia mundi
Isabelle Faust and Daniel Harding perform ‘labors of love” for the two Bartok violin concertos, performances as rich in character as they are in authenticity and inspired musical scholarship.
WEBER: Piano Quartet in B-flat Major; 6 Sonatas – Isabelle Faust, violin/Boris Faust, viola/ Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, cello/ Alexander Melnikov, fortepiano – Harmonia mundi
Violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust and her devoted coterie explore that “wayward” Romantic Carl Maria von Weber with suave aplomb, introducing to Weber’s neglected Piano Quartet.
BERG: Violin Concerto “To the Memory of an Angel”; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto – Isabelle Faust, v./ Orch. Mozart/ Claudio Abbado – Harmonia mundi
It would appear that violinist Isabelle Faust and conductor Claudio Abbado “conspired” to make the most beautiful rendition of the Berg Concerto they could.
Isabelle Faust juxtaposes how Brahms works in masterly fashion, the Concerto in revisionist style, while the Sextet basks in romantic conceits.