In this first volume of Mozart’s duos, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov revive on period instruments the tradition
of the ‘sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment’. Born in the middle of the Age of Enlightenment, this rather unusual
concept continued to thrive in the era of Viennese Classicism, even if, long before Beethoven, Mozart swiftly sealed its fate by instigating (or, in a sense, restoring) an increasingly lively conversation between the two instruments. What a beautiful couple they were to make! Here is the first chapter in their story...
Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304
Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K306
Violin Sonata No. 35 in A major, K526
"For those attuned to the less refined sound of period instruments, Faust and Melnikov demand to be heard."
Gramophone Magazine - November 2018
"...Een en al sprankelend muziekplezier, deze aanpak van Isabelle Faust en Alaxander Melnikov."
LUISTER MAGAZINE 736 - LUISTER TIEN