Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov

Isabelle Faust is a German-born violinist whose sound is described by The New York Times as having “passion, grit and electricity but also a disarming warmth and sweetness.” Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov, has been praised for his “wonderful color and imagination” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Together their recording of the Beethoven sonatas received a Grammy nomination and won both a Gramophone Award and Germany’s ECHO Klassik Prize.

The recording of Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas by Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov for Harmonia Mundi was a critical triumph. For this concert, Faust and Melnikov perform the first three of this cycle of sonatas by the youthful Beethoven in quest of a musical language of his own, in addition to the most famous of them all, the “Kreutzer.”

Isabelle Faust, violin
Alexander Melnikov, piano

Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”

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Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8