Using period instruments, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov breathe new life into these sonatas for keyboard with violin accompaniment, a tradition Mozart renewed from within, blazing the trail for Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.
The first volume was widely praised: “The greater similarity of tone between Faust’s sparkling violin and Melnikov’s glittering forte piano (within an airier acoustic) results in a sound more akin to the jingling of small bells. It’s delicious” - Gramophone.
“In a world full of star violinists, all with technical facility and individual style, it’s rare to find one that everyone agrees is just brilliant. Isabelle Faust is that violinist” - The Strad