Isabelle Faust: Violinist Essential Recordings

Essential Recordings

JS Bach: Violin Concertos
Harmonia Mundi HMM902335/36 (two CDs)
Faust with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, leader Bernhard Forck. With Sinfonias etc, and the Orchestral Suite No 2 – violin ousting flute!

Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 2
Harmonia Mundi HMC902146
Faust recorded these pieces with the Swedish RSO/Daniel Harding. ‘Faust is completely attuned to the idiom’ [HFN Dec ’13].

Beethoven: Piano Trios
Harmonia Mundi HMC902125
The ‘Archduke’ Trio, Op.97, and Op.70:2 with Alexander Melnikov and Jean-Guihen Queyras. The Violin Sonatas: HMC902025/27 (3CDs).

Berg/Beethoven: Violin Concertos
Harmonia Mundi HMC902105
Faust’s Beethoven remake with the Berg Concerto – Abbado conducting [see above].

Mozart: Violin Concertos and Rondos
Harmonia Mundi HMC902230/31 (two discs)
Cadenzas for this enlightening period-instrument set were specially composed by Andreas Staier. Giovanni Antonini directs his Il Giardino Armonico [HFN Mar ’17].

Schubert: Octet
Harmonia Mundi HMM902263
Faust heads a gifted group of period instrumentalists. ‘Here you think more about the music than the playing’ [HFN Nov ’18].