on 8 September 2013
I used to have an excellent recording of Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by Viktoria Mullova on tape. The playing was very pure and captured the spiritual strength of these pieces. I wore these tapes out and was looking to replace them on CD. However I heard the Faust version on the radio and was struck by the fact that she had Mullova's purity but also an attack which gave much more of an edge to these works. She also captures the wonderful symmetry of the music.