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BACH Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord. Isabelle Faust, Kristian Bezuidenhout. Harmonia Mundi 2cds

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Bach Sonatas Violin Harpsichord Faust Bezuidenhout Harmonia Mundi 2Cds

Bach
Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord


Sonata I BWV 1014 b minor
Sonata II BWV 1015 A major
Sonata III BWV 1016 E major
Sonata IV BWV 1017 c minor
Sonata V BWV 1018 f minor
Sonata VI BWV 1019 G major

Isabelle Faust
Kristian Bezuidenhout

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

Harmonia Mundi 2cds HMM90225657

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