Mozart Complete Violin Concertos; Rondos, K 269 & 373; Adagio, K261
Isabelle Faust (violin); Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini
Harmonia Mundi HMC902230/31
Reviewed February 2017
Everything feels right about this recording. Isabelle Faust brings purity and playfulness to Mozart’s five violin concertos, youthful works with a freshness of spirit that comes across here with fluent ease. Andreas Staier’s cadenzas are an inspired choice.
Audio clip: Presto from Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1