Violinist Isabelle Faust Plays Dvorak

  The CD of the month for January, 2015 is:


  • Violin Concerto and Piano Trio.

Violinist Isabelle Faust is featured here along with her frequent collaborators Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov in a CD featuring the wonderful and lyrical music by Dvorak. She is accompanied by Jiri Belohlavek and the Prague Philharmonia in the Violin Concerto, and is joined by Queras and Melnikov for the Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 65.

The selections have the following movements:

Concerto for violin and orchestra Op. 53, performed by Isabelle Faust, violin.

  • Allegro ma non troppo
  • Adagio ma non troppo
  • Allegro giocoso ma non troppo
  • Allegro ma non troppo

Trio for piano, violin and Cello, op.65 in F-Minor, performed with Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, and Alexander Melnikov, piano.

  • Allegro grazioso
  • Poco adagio
  • Allegro con brio

Of all the famous friendships between composers, the relationship between Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorák was one of the most productive. Right from their first meeting in 1878, Dvorák’s style gained in clarity and excellence of expression. Brahms was of great help to Dvorak in the same manner that Robert Schumann helped to get Brahms’ music accepted by the public.

Here is violinist Isabelle Faust, playing the wonderful Cesar Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano:  


And next, here are Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov in Beethoven’s Sonata number 2, Op. 12, the second movement:  

Terrific collaboration in this astounding music!