Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Verklarte Nacht
Label: harmonia mundi
Isabelle Faust (violin), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding
Almost forty years separate Verklärte Nacht ( Transfigured Night ) from the Violin Concerto – the former still influenced by the idiom of Brahms and Wagner, the latter deriving from the richness of that later period when Schoenberg managed to combine a multiplicity of approaches within his twelve-note system. Between post-Romantic twilight and ‘ classical ’ rigour, Isabelle Faust and her most faithful partners offer us an extraordinarily lively interpretation of some of the most remarkable pages in twentieth-century musical literature.