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Mozart: Sonatas for Fortepiano & Violin, Vol. 1 / Faust, Melnikov

Faust,Isabelle / Melnikov,Alexander
Release Date: 11/23/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902360  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle FaustAlexander Melnikov
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With their new Mozart series, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, performing on period instruments, revive the tradition of the sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment. Born in the middle of the Age of Enlightenment, this rather unusual concept continued to thrive in the era of Viennese Classicism. Mozart swiftly sealed its fate by instigating (or, in a sense, restoring) an increasingly lively conversation between the two instruments.

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REVIEWS:

Both players on this warmly recorded release respond to the distinctive sound worlds of these works with performances of great subtlety and flexibility. As in her recordings of the Mozart Violin Concertos, Isabelle Faust uses vibrato extremely
Read more sparingly, but still manages to create an astonishing variety of timbres. Melnikov, performing on a modern reproduction of an Anton Walter fortepiano, also maximizes the textural variety in Mozart’s writing.

– BBC Music Magazine

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin), Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, K 306 (300l) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin), Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin), Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 

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