Mozart: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin, Volume 2 – Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov

March 2, 2020, 9:00 am

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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 fortepiano (within an airier acoustic) results in a sound more akin to the jingling of small bells. It’s delicious.” (Gramophone).