Concert review, Louis Schwizgebel, Zsolt Hamar, Hungarian National Philharmonic @ KKL, Lucerne, 2018-11-28 — Veress: Threnos in memoriam Béla Bartók (1945); Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E♭ major, S.124; Liszt: A Faust Symphony in three character pictures, S.108; pre-concert / Lied recital with Alexandre Beuchat / Marija Bokor (Liszt, Schubert, Wagner)
Concert Review, Isabelle Faust, Jakub Hrůša, Tonhalle Orchestra @ Zurich, 2017-06-21 — Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, op.19; Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 1; Janáček: Sinfonietta, op.60
Concert Review, Lucerne Festival / KKL Lucerne, 2016-09-04: Isabelle Faust & Bernard Haitink / Chamber Orchestra of Europe — Antonín Dvořák: Holoubek (The Wild Dove), op.110; Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53; Symphony No.7 in D minor, op.70
Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor (WoO 1 [H/K WoO 23]), in the new recording with Isabelle Faust and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, compared to a recording with Christian Tetzlaff and Paavo Järvi / RSO Frankfurt
Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100, in 3 interpretations: Henryk Szeryng & Arthur Rubinstein (1960) / Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang (2013) / Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov (2015)
… it was fascinating to observe how the violin remained audible, kept a clear presence even through minimal, light movements of the bow (…)
In the subsequent Larghetto, the soloist enchanted the audience with the most intimate, whispering tones, played almost sul ponticello, with minute, discreet movements of the bow, merely a hint, but always present, down to the softest ppp and below — one could almost sense the audience holding breath, totally captured by this playing.