巴尔托克：第一、二号小提琴协奏曲 Bartok：Violin Concerto Nos.1 & 2
巴尔托克：第一、二号小提琴协奏曲 Bartok：Violin Concerto Nos.1 & 2
音乐家：Faust, Isabelle (violin) 伊莎贝拉．佛斯特 (小提琴) Harding, Daniel (conductor) 丹尼尔．哈丁 (指挥) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra 瑞典广播交响乐团
音乐厂牌： Harmonia Mundi
Release Date August 5, 2013
Recording Date April, 2012
Recording Location Stockholm, Berwaldhallen
AllMusic Review by James Manheim [-]
German violinist Isabelle Faust has accomplished highly regarded Bartók performances in the past, and she truly comes into her own with this recording of the Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112, and the much-less-often-heard Violin Concerto No. 1, Sz 36, Op. posth. Indeed, the prime attraction of the album might be the earlier work, composed in 1907 and highly personal in content; it was written for a violinist with whom Bartók was hopelessly in love. She refused to perform it (so it goes), and the work was not played until after Bartók's death. Faust makes an excellent case for the two-movement work, whose soaring first movement is completely Romantic in spirit if not in harmonic content, and she captures the delicate, youthful quality of the work as a whole with graceful playing and a fluid tone in the upper registers. The performance of the Violin Concerto No. 2 is also very strong. There is nothing outwardly striking about it, but its cumulative effect is tremendous as Faust slashes through the work's folk rhythms, maintains perfect control through the slow movement's turbulent double stops, and delivers the energy needed for the finale in which the violin raises the tension to a hair trigger, only to drop out of the action at the end. Much of the effect lies in the ensemble work between Faust and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding; this is not an especially heralded group, but here they work beautifully with the soloist. Fine engineering work from Harmonia Mundi (the location is not specified) and cogent booklet notes by Faust herself complete a satisfying Bartók package.
Performer: Isabelle Faust
Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Composer: Bela Bartok
Audio CD (August 13, 2013)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: HARMONIA MUNDI
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
By Geoffrey Norris6:34PM BST 01 Aug 2013
Isabelle Faust (violin), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond Daniel Harding
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902146, £15.99
Isabelle Faust, as she explains in her excellent booklet notes accompanying this CD, has a particular penchant for the violin music of Bartók, fostered by her studies with a violinist who knew the composer and then consolidated over the years through her performances of the sonatas and the concertos.
She has already recorded the sonatas (HMG 508334-35), and on this fine new disc she couples the early concerto, completed in 1908, with the later and more frequently heard one of 1938.
The First Concerto, published posthumously and given its premiere in 1958, opens with music that seems to be lost and rapt in reverie, a reflection of the fact that Bartók was deeply in love with the violinist Stefi Geyer, for whom the concerto was intended. The fact that she spurned it and also ditched Bartók adds a poignancy of its own to the long, seamless profession of ardour that he enshrined in the opening Andante and indeed carried through into the second movement, which is said to be a portrait of Geyer’s gaiety.
Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Isabelle Faust (violin)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding
Faust resists the kind of full-blown romantic ardour that might seem appropriate to music inspired by a protracted love affair. Instead she weaves her sinewy melodic line in a more introverted... — BBC Music Magazine, September 2013, ***** More…
Release Date: 29th Jul 2013
Catalogue No: HMC902146
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Length: 57 minutes
Isabelle Faust's first recording for harmonia mundi, Bartok Sonatas, won her a Gramophone Young Artist of the Year.
Here she returns to Bartok, perfoming the two concertos, accompanied by Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio SO.
Such is the fame of Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto (1937-38), that it has virtually eclipsed the First, written 30 years before. Yet, this earlier work, rediscovered long after the composer’s death, has a fascinating story all of its own. True to form, Isabelle Faust has gone back to the multiple musical sources of this First Concerto, a work that came ‘straight from the heart’, as Bartók’s romance with a young violinist lay at the core of its creative process.
"I owe my enthusiasm for the music of Béla Bartók to the wonderful Hungarian violinist Dénes Zsigmondy, who was privileged to know the composer personally. At the age of eleven, I was lucky enough to study the Sonata for solo violin with him and thus to discover Bartók’s world in a very emotional and instinctive way. In the years since then, Dénes Zsigmondy, his conception of music, and especially his interpretation of Bartók have formed an important component of my artistic career. It seemed only logical to choose the Bartók sonatas for my debut CD. I am now delighted to present the two violin concertos in this recording. It is intended as a musical expression of my admiration for the composer Béla Bartók and my gratitude for the continued inspiration and faithful friendship of Dénes Zsigmondy. My warm thanks go to László Somfai and László Vikárius of the Bartók Archives in Budapest and to Felix Meyer of the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel for their generous support of this project. Finally, I would like to express my profound appreciation of and indebtedness to Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra for their absolutely fantastic contribution to the recording sessions." Isabelle Faust
Violin Concerto No. 1, Sz 36 op. posth.
1. 1. Andante sostenuto 9:48
2. 2. Allegro giocoso 12:18
'Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112
3. 1. Allegro non troppo 15:18
4. 2. Andante tranquillo 9:16
5. 3. Allegro molto 11:14