The acclaimed German violinist Isabelle Faust conquers it all, from the Baroque to the modern, making her one of the most diverse and gifted soloists in the business. Her reading of Mozart's first violin concerto is restrained and studied, punctuated with provocative dynamic turns and unexpected flourishes of emotion. The contemporary performer's impassioned interpretation of Bach's third partita (BWV 1006), from her excellent 2010 album J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo, is full of life, presenting the architecture of his melodies with grandeur and intensity.
Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, FW 8: I. Allegro ben moderato