For the Record, Op. 185: Kristóf Baráti; Isabelle Faust

January 29, 2022, 5:45 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Kristóf Baráti
Violinist Kristóf Baráti. Photo by Marco Borggreve.

French Violin Sonatas
Kristóf Baráti, violin
Klára Würtz, piano
Various Artists (see below)

Here is a seven-CD, extensive collection of violin sonatas by French composers, mainly from the first half of the 20th century, including composers Louise Farrenc, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Cesar Franck, Guillaume Lekeu, Henri Vieuxtemps, Rhené-Emmanuel Bâton, Albert Roussel, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and André Jolivet. They are performed by violinists Kristóf Baráti, Krysia Osostowicz, Mauro Tortorelli; and pianists Klára Würtz, Angela Meluso, Susan Tomes and Matteo Fossi. BELOW: Kristóf Baráti and Klára Würtz perform Debussy, Ravel and Franck Sonatas:

Ondrej Adámek: Follow Me - Where are You?
Isabelle Faust, violin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Born in Prague in 1979, composer Ondrej Adámek studied in his Czech hometown and in Paris and has won awards for his orchestral, chamber, vocal and electro-acoustic music. Adámek’s "Follow me" is a three-movement concerto for violin and orchestra in which the melodies are divided between the soloist and the orchestra along the lines of the late medieval hocket technique. This album features the live premieres that work, with violinist Isabelle Faust, as well as "Where Are You?" featuring mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. BELOW: Follow Me: I:

If you have a new recording you would like us to consider for inclusion in our Thursday "For the Record" feature, please e-mail Editor Laurie Niles. Be sure to include the name of your album, a link to it and a short description of what it includes.

You might also like:


January 30, 2022 at 01:46 AM · At least one of those composers is not French!

January 31, 2022 at 01:14 AM · According to Wikipedia, Cesar Franck took French nationality in 1872, which makes him French from that date.

January 31, 2022 at 04:19 PM · That’s true about Franck, but even so allowing, there is another.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music Shopping Guide Shopping Guide

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Anne Cole Violin Maker
Anne Cole Violin Maker

Miroirs CA Classical Music Journal
Miroirs CA Classical Music Journal

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Classic Violin Olympus

Coltman Chamber Music Competition

Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Jargar Strings


Violin Lab



Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine