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Isabelle Faust plays Dvořák, Philippe Herreweghe conducts Brahms

Amsterdam, Concertgebouw — Main Hall

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The Orchestre des Champs‐Elysées and violinist Isabelle Faust perform music by Dvořák and Brahms under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe in the prestigious Concertgebouw.

Isabelle Faust's pure timbre comes into its own in Dvořák's sunny Violin Concerto. Faust is a guest of the Orchestre des Champs‐Elysées. Philippe Herreweghe also conducts Brahms.


  • Brahms, Johannes – Tragic Overture in D minor, op. 81
  • Dvořák, Antonín – Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53
  • Brahms, Johannes – Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73
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Conductor: Herreweghe, Philippe

Philippe Herreweghe is a Belgian conductor. He is principally known as a conductor of Johann Sebastian Bach, the German composer who wrote over one thousand works. He is regarded by leading Bach scholars today as a founding father of the baroque authentic practice, original instrument movement and one of record label Harmonia Mundi's most prolific recording artists, with over sixty albums to his name. His early training as a chorister and assistant choirmaster in a Jesuit school was complemented by piano studies at the Ghent Conservatory. At university Herreweghe studied psychiatry and formed a 12‐person choir devoted to the revolutionary performing practices of Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman and the Kuijken brothers.

Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées

In 1991 Philippe Herreweghe founded the Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. He named it after the theatre to which it was initially affiliated. Its aim: to perform classical and romantic works on the instruments used when the pieces were written. In order to achieve a convincing sound, Herreweghe demands original instruments or, if necessary, has them reconstructed, studying the makeup and placements of period orchestras. After starting with Haydn and Mozart, he has now advanced with his work to Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner.

Violin: Faust, Isabelle

German born violinist Isabelle Faust is a highly sought‐after performer with an extensive repertoire of both solo and chamber music. She has been developing her exciting musical style since beginning her studies at age 5, and discovered a particular love for chamber music, having founded her first string quartet at the tender age of 11. Ms. Faust continues to seek a dialogue and exchange of musical ideas, in performances of all types, and it is the result of these musical dialogues which create her unforgettable concerts. Isabelle Faust performs on a Stradivarius violin from 1704, known as the 'Sleeping Beauty Violin.'

'Her sound has passion, grit and electricity but also a disarming warmth and sweetness that can unveil the music’s hidden strains of lyricism …'
New York Times


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