The beautiful tones and the quicksilver notes that pour from Faust's 1704 Sleeping Beauty Stradivari violin make this a decidedly superior collection of these core masterpieces for violin.
"Often her playing allows a generous measure of rhythmic freedom—as in the Second Partita's Sarabande, for example; at other times she's concerned to maintain a strong momentum…. In short: Isabelle Faust has a magnificent grasp of this music. Hear her if you can!"—Gramophone, Editor's Choice
"For Faust's intellectual energy, for her tonal strength, and for the vibrant individuality of her playing, the compilation deserves a strong, if not an urgent, commendation as one of the most personal and most inventive after Milstein's."—Fanfare