On Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, the exceptional violinist palys Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, and Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005, in the empty St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. In these unusual and challenging times, her Bach interpretation exudes calm and confidence.
“In her concentration, the violinist acts like a medium through which this unique music reaches us today,” says the NZZ about Isabelle Faust’s interpretation of the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach. “What Faust is searching for on the inside is […] a truthfulness that results not only from the study of passed down conceptions of aesthetics, but also from today’s attitude towards life. Such a positioning between the fronts makes Faust’s violin playing as interesting as it is unique.”
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 D minor, BWV 1004
Sonata No. 3 C major, BWV 1005
Isabelle Faust, violin
To be recorded at and streamed live from St. Thomas Church Leipzig on April 5, 2020, 4:00 pm CEST
The concert will be available on the Arte Concert website for three months. During the first month, it will be accessible worldwide.