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Violin Sonatas & Concertos Of Beethoven, Schubert, Bartok, Martinu / Isabelle Faust

Faust / Melnikov / Kupiec
Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908454   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz SchubertGabriel FauréBéla Bartók,   ... 
Performer:  Isabelle FaustAlexander MelnikovEwa Kupiec
Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In less than ten years Isabelle Faust has achieved a place among the leading violinists of her generation, performing both Baroque music (Bach) and more modern repertoire with breathtaking mastery, and recording in 2007 a milestone version of the Beethoven Concerto. This double album of sonatas and concertos offers a chance to meet her in the company of several of her favourite partners.

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"You'll be particularly taken with her cadenzas. In the first movement she includes solo timpani as did Beethoven himself in his transcription of the work for piano and orchestra, while Faust's transition between the Adagio and the Finale has to be one of the most compelling and effective on disc. Tempos throughout are
Read more ideal. The Prague Philharmonia under Jirí Belohlávek accompanies beautifully--not just where we might expect (the woodwinds), but in the detailed rhythmic underpinning that permits Faust to really float Beethoven's melodies." - David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com (Review of the Beethoven release.)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alexander Melnikov (Piano), Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Ewa Kupiec (Piano), Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Budapest, Hungary 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 2, H 293 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; Czech Republic 

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