Isabelle Faust, violin, Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, and Alexander Melnikov, piano
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 3:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Alexander Melnikov bring together their individual prowess as international soloists in a Beethoven celebration commemorating the legendary composer’s 250th birthday. They will perform a program of Beethoven Trios – a genre he revolutionized – that closes with his hauntingly romantic “Ghost” Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1.

I S A B E L L E    F A U S T, violin
J E A N-G U I H E N    Q U E Y R A S, cello
A L E X A N D E R    M E L N I K O V, piano

All-Beethoven program

I

Piano Trio in in E-flat Major, WoO.38

Allegro moderato

Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo

Rondo: Allegretto

 

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

Poco sostenuto – Allegro ma non troppo

Allegretto

Allegretto ma non troppo

Finale: Allegro

Intermission

II

Variations on an original theme in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”

Allegro vivace e con brio

Largo

Presto

Isabelle Faust captivates her listeners through her insightful and faithful interpretations, based on a thorough knowledge of the historical context of the works as well as her attention to current scholarship.

At an early age, Isabelle Faust won the prestigious Leopold Mozart and Paganini competitions and was soon invited to appear with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Faust performs a wide-ranging repertoire, from J.S. Bach to contemporary composers such as Ligeti, Lachenmann, and Widmann. To highlight this versatility, in addition to her mastery of the great symphonic violin concertos, she also performs works such as Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” with soprano Anna Prohaska, or Schubert’s octet on historical instruments. She will premiere several new works for violin and orchestra in the coming seasons, including concerti by composers Péter Eötvös, Ondřej Adámek, Marco Stroppa, Oscar Strasnoy, and Beat Furrer.

Over the course of her career, Isabelle Faust has regularly performed or recorded with world-renowned conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, and Andris Nelsons. In more recent years Faust developed a close relationship with the late Claudio Abbado and performed and recorded under his baton. Their recording of Beethoven’s and Berg’s violin concertos with the Orchestra Mozart received the Diapason d’or (France), Gramophone Award 2012 (UK), and a Record Academy Award (Japan).

Faust has recorded many discs for harmonia mundi with her recital partner Alexander Melnikov. These include the Brahms Sonatas for violin and piano, Schumann’s piano trios, as well as Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Other recent releases include the Mozart Violin Concertos with Il Gardino Armonicao and Giovanni Antonini, and Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado. Her recording of Bach’s harpsichord sonatas with Kristian Bezuidenhout was released in March 2018.
Isabelle Faust is Artist in Residence at the Kölner Philharmonie in the 2018/19 season.

Event Info

Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Alexander Melnikov bring together their individual prowess as international soloists in a Beethoven celebration commemorating the legendary composer’s 250th birthday. They will perform a program of Beethoven Trios – a genre he revolutionized – that closes with his hauntingly romantic “Ghost” Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1.

Program Notes

I S A B E L L E    F A U S T, violin
J E A N-G U I H E N    Q U E Y R A S, cello
A L E X A N D E R    M E L N I K O V, piano

All-Beethoven program

I

Piano Trio in in E-flat Major, WoO.38

Allegro moderato

Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo

Rondo: Allegretto

 

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

Poco sostenuto – Allegro ma non troppo

Allegretto

Allegretto ma non troppo

Finale: Allegro

Intermission

II

Variations on an original theme in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”

Allegro vivace e con brio

Largo

Presto

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Isabelle Faust captivates her listeners through her insightful and faithful interpretations, based on a thorough knowledge of the historical context of the works as well as her attention to current scholarship.

At an early age, Isabelle Faust won the prestigious Leopold Mozart and Paganini competitions and was soon invited to appear with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Faust performs a wide-ranging repertoire, from J.S. Bach to contemporary composers such as Ligeti, Lachenmann, and Widmann. To highlight this versatility, in addition to her mastery of the great symphonic violin concertos, she also performs works such as Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” with soprano Anna Prohaska, or Schubert’s octet on historical instruments. She will premiere several new works for violin and orchestra in the coming seasons, including concerti by composers Péter Eötvös, Ondřej Adámek, Marco Stroppa, Oscar Strasnoy, and Beat Furrer.

Over the course of her career, Isabelle Faust has regularly performed or recorded with world-renowned conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, and Andris Nelsons. In more recent years Faust developed a close relationship with the late Claudio Abbado and performed and recorded under his baton. Their recording of Beethoven’s and Berg’s violin concertos with the Orchestra Mozart received the Diapason d’or (France), Gramophone Award 2012 (UK), and a Record Academy Award (Japan).

Faust has recorded many discs for harmonia mundi with her recital partner Alexander Melnikov. These include the Brahms Sonatas for violin and piano, Schumann’s piano trios, as well as Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Other recent releases include the Mozart Violin Concertos with Il Gardino Armonicao and Giovanni Antonini, and Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado. Her recording of Bach’s harpsichord sonatas with Kristian Bezuidenhout was released in March 2018.
Isabelle Faust is Artist in Residence at the Kölner Philharmonie in the 2018/19 season.

TICKETS

Reserved Tickets:  $30
No charge to Four Arts Members

Tickets available:
December 4, 2019:
Chairman’s Forum and Benefactors Council members

December 18, 2019:
All Four Arts members

January 2, 2020:
Public

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