Brahms. Violin Sonatas Nos.2 & 3. Faust/melnikov
Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: HMC 902219
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos.2 & 3; Schumann: Three Romances; F.A.E Sonata
In 2007, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov gave us an acclaimed version of Brahms’s First Violin Sonata. On this new release they complete their cycle with performances of Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3 alongside Schumann's Three Romances Op.94. The program concludes with the F.A.E. Sonata, a collaborative rarity by Brahms, Schumann and Albert Dietrich in honor of the great violinist Joseph Joachim, who was challenged by the composers to guess who had written which movement.