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Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano

Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have mastered these challenging works in several concerts around the world but never before recorded them.

  • Isabelle Faust | Copyright: © NAXOS Audiovisual Division

    Isabelle Faust © NAXOS Audiovisual Division

As well as being a virtuoso soloist and improviser on the piano, Beethoven was also an accomplished violinist – an experience he put to good use in his sonatas for violin and piano.

Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have mastered these challenging works in several concerts around the world but never before recorded them on period instruments. The immense care they have taken over documentation and performance has enabled them to get as close as possible to the composer’s intentions.

Isabelle Faust plays the famous Stradivari “Sleeping Beauty” built in 1704, Alexander Melnikov performs on an original Graff piano from 1827 from his private collection.

English title BEETHOVEN SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Original title BEETHOVEN SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Genre Concert
Recording location Tanzsaal an der Panke, Berlin
Recording date 11 June 2020
Production year 2020
Duration 64 min.
Video format 4K
Production Company Naxos and Pars Media
Director Jan Schmidt-Garre
Distribution TV NAXOS AUDIOVISUAL DIVISION
Soloist Isabelle Faust, violin
Alexander Melnikov, piano

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