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Sonatas for solo violin / for violin and piano

Isabelle Faust, Ewa Kupiec, Florent Boffard
2 CD
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Isabelle Faust has a genuine elective affinity with Bartók. Indeed, her very first disc for harmonia mundi was a programme of his music. This double album offers a chance to rediscover her complete recordings of Bartók chamber music. It assembles the Hungarian composer’s key works for unaccompanied violin and for violin and piano, in versions that swiftly became established as benchmarks.

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CD1 Sonate pour violon Sz.117 in G minor · I. Tempo di Ciaccona   (11'42) · II. Fuga  (5'02) · III. Melodia  (8'26) · IV. Presto  (5'59) Sonate pour violon Sz.75 · I. Allegro appassionato  (14'23) · II. Allegro appassionato  (14'23) · III. Allegro  (10'31)CD2 Sonate pour violon et piano n°2 Sz.76 · I. Molto moderato (8'22) · II. Allegretto (11'22) Rhapsodie n°1 pour violon et piano Sz.86 · Prima parte ("Lassù") Moderato (4'10) · Seconda parte ("Friss") Allegretto moderato (5'35) Rhapsodie n°2 pour violon et piano Sz.89 · Prima parte ("Lassù") Moderato (4'33) · Seconda parte ("Friss") Allegro moderato (5'58) Danses populaires roumaines Sz.56 transcrites pour violon et piano par Zoltán Székely · I. Der Tanz mit dem Stabe Danse du bâton Staff-Dance (1'12) · II. Brâul Danse de la ceinture Girdle-Dance (0'27) · III. Der Stampfer Trépigneuse Stamping-Dance (1'13) · IV. Tanz der Butschumer Danse de ceux de Bucium Buciumeana (1'20) · V. Rumänische Polka Polka roumaine Romanian Polka (0'31) · VI. Schnelltanz Danse précipitée Precipitando Dance (0'51)

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