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Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin

April 20, 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 22, 2010
  • Release Date: April 20, 2010
  • Label: harmonia mundi
  • Copyright: 2010 Harmonia Mundi
  • Total Length: 1:08:50
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  • ASIN: B003CV3IOO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,855 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Brutus on April 17, 2011
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I've known these Bach works for a long time and am well acquainted with recordings by Szeryng, Grumiaux, Hahn, Holloway, Mullova, and others. Performance styles have changed a lot, and everyone brings something different to the music. Faust's performances seems to originate from the salon rather than the concert hall, and the intimacy is much appreciated. I also like her willingness to embellish judiciously, which is unusual. As a result, her performances sound more period appropriate than all but Holloway. This is in every way a very worthwhile addition to the Bach discography.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By violingal on February 17, 2011
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I have several copies of this wonderful music by many outstanding players from Milstein, to Perlman, and Hahn.
Fausts rendition leaves me speechless! Her phrasing has great impulsion, without rushing. Her technique is dazzling, and the dances, in the Partitas, really make you want to.
As a violinist, this is THE music for the instrument, and my 'desert island' musical choice. Faust's recording leaves only one question for me; when will she record the remaining Partita, and Sonatas.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. Morton on January 11, 2011
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I heard plenty of superb & technically amazing violin performances of Bach but with this one, well, note for note, phrase for phrase you get more beauty for your buck. I mean by this that she (what a wonderful name, Isabelle Faust) played for every subtle nuance that could be bowed out, never too fast on the slower passages as some show-off virtuosos are apt to do. No races here, just beautiful tone & shading yielding even more music than you ever thought was there. And the fast movements are played with such astounding technique as to threaten to stop a heart. Most highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bob Mason on February 21, 2013
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So powerful yet sparse in its own way. See the review in the New Yorker which describes
Faust's research into, and reviving of, Bach's original notation methodology. I play this over
and over, even more than the Heifetz.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Klugman on October 19, 2014
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i've been listening to various recordings of these solo violin pieces: tetzlaff [both his early and late cycles], ibragimova, kremer, grumiaux, milstein. in particular i've been comparing their presentations of partita 2 and sonata 3.

listening to faust, at first i thought she sounded tentative, but then i realized that it was a delicacy and light touch that i was hearing, with a slightly thin sound. this worked well for the sarabande of partita 2, and even for parts of the ciaccona, but on the whole it wasn't as satisfying as my favorites. from faust i went to ibragimova with her darker, richer and soulful performance. from there to the pellucid, direct playing of tetzlaff [his 2nd cycle- it wonderfully articulates multiple voices with this single-voiced instrument], and then the idiosyncratic interpretation of kremer. kremer is as delicate in his own way as faust: he can play very quietly at times, with a small sound, but never does it sound thin or even close to tentative. it is a whisper at times, but without doubt.

so faust is good, but for me in the 2nd rank.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Viberg on April 7, 2013
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Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin is a 2010 harmonia mundi s.a. recording starring violinist Isabelle Faust as she plays Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin. Peter Wollny has written the music notes. A very accomplished performance! Highly recommended. 5/5.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roger S. Gottlieb on March 26, 2013
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There is no shortage of great recordings of these pieces: Perlman, Fischer, Ibragomova, Mullova, Grumioux, etc.
But this recent set (both this and vol. 2.) are stunning. Incredible tone--rich, full, warm. Great sense of timing. Gets the dance style that some of the movements have, but also the gravity of the heavier ones. There is a sense of complete inevitability, as if you are entering into a whole world of sound that is perfect.
Sound of the recordings, at least on my set (which is on the quite good side) is superb.
This is a six star recording, at least.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Michael on August 16, 2013
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Faust gives a very creditable performance of the sonatas. The partitas, paticularly the second partita, however seem to lack the feeling one expects, and seem somewhat mechanical, though accurate, in interpretation.
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