Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol. 2 / Faust, Melnikov

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Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: HMM902361
Format: CD

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov

Using period instruments, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov breathe new life into these sonatas for keyboard with violin accompaniment, a tradition Mozart renewed from within, blazing the trail for Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. The first volume was widely praised: “The greater similarity of tone between Faust’s sparkling violin and Melnikov’s glittering forte piano (within an airier acoustic) results in a sound more akin to the jingling of small bells. It’s delicious” - Gramophone. “In a world full of star violinists, all with technical facility and individual style, it’s rare to find one that everyone agrees is just brilliant. Isabelle Faust is that violinist” - The Strad

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