J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Isabelle Faust

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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
12.01.2018

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014:
  • 1Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: I. Adagio03:10
  • 2Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: II. Allegro02:56
  • 3Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: III. Andante02:50
  • 4Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: IV. Allegro03:08
  • Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015:
  • 5Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: I. [Largo]02:58
  • 6Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: II. Allegro02:56
  • 7Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: III. Andante un poco02:42
  • 8Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: IV. Presto04:12
  • Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016:
  • 9Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: I. Adagio03:45
  • 10Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: II. Allegro02:58
  • 11Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: III. Adagio ma non tanto04:10
  • 12Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: IV. Allegro03:40
  • Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017:
  • 13Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Largo04:01
  • 14Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro04:47
  • 15Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio02:43
  • 16Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro04:44
  • Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018:
  • 17Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: I. [Largo]06:23
  • 18Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: II. Allegro04:38
  • 19Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: III. Adagio02:22
  • 20Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: IV. Vivace02:30
  • Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019:
  • 21Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: I. Allegro03:22
  • 22Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: II. Largo01:32
  • 23Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: III. Allegro04:37
  • 24Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: IV. Adagio02:59
  • 25Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: V. Allegro03:22
  • Total Runtime01:27:25

Info for J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord



Duet for three voices: Trio writing enabled Baroque composers to test their ability to synthesise counterpoint, melody and harmony – a compositional ideal never so perfectly achieved as by Bach in these rare Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord, which he constantly revised throughout his life.

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.

The stillness of focus and purity of sound that has distinguished her playing can be heard in a repertoire stretching from Beethoven and Schubert through to Hartmann and Ligeti, on modern and period strings. Where other violinists dazzle, Faust is a thinker. On the subject of her own individual sound, she is hesitant: "Of course, I'm trying to be me in whatever repertoire I'm playing, and I do think that my work is different from that of other violinists – but actually I'm never really trying to keep to this idea of an individual sound. It's always my goal to get a different interpretation and also a different kind of voice particular to the voice of the composer." (Anna Picard, The Guardian)

Isabelle Faust, violin
Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord

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