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Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2

Isabelle Faust, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding
1 CD
    • Apple Music

    Such is the fame of Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto (1937-38), thanks to its supreme accomplishment, that it has virtually eclipsed the First, written thirty years before! Yet this earlier work, rediscovered long after the composer’s death, has a fascinating story all its own . . . True to her custom, Isabelle Faust has gone back to the multiple musical sources of this First Concerto – a work that came ‘straight from the heart’, since Bartók’s romance with a young violinist lay at the core of its creative process.

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    BÉLA BARTÓK [1881-1945]
    Violin Concerto no.1, Sz 36 op. posth.
    · I. Andante sostenuto (9'48)
    · II. Allegro giocoso (12'18)
    Violin Concerto no.2, Sz 112
    · I. Allegro non troppo (15'18)
    · II. Andante tranquillo (9'16)
    · III. Allegro molto (11'14)

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