Faust’s Beethoven

Isabelle Faust

Beethoven & Berg: Violin Concertos


  • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61


  • Violin Concerto ‘To the Memory of an Angel’ (1935)

Performed by Isabelle Faust, violin, and the Orchestra Mozart, conducted by Claudio Abbado

I have written often about Ms. Faust, because I find her performances to be intriguing and exciting. For some reason, her live concerts appear to concentrate more on European venues…

These recorded performances of two landmark violin concertos demonstrate a remarkable meeting of two interpretative minds:

In the Berg s concerto, Abbado creates an atmosphere that shows us texture, poetic stillness, and heartfelt anguish that builds to a climax in the second movement. Faust’s expression of emotion are similarly communicated with maturity and sensibility.

In the Beethoven concerto, we hear an expression of lyrical beauty and dynamic expressiveness that is wonderfully suited got Beethoven’s masterpiece.

Here are the tracks on this CD:

Berg: Violin Concerto – 1. Andante, Allegretto
Berg: Violin Concerto – 2. Allegro, Adagio
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 61 – 1. Allegro Ma Mon Troppo
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 61 – 2. Larghetto
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 61 – 3. Rondò

Here is Isabelle Faust, participating in Beethoven’s Triple concerto



Tags: Isabelle Faust, Beethoven, Berg

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