Interviews
08 Sep 2019

Isabelle Faust on Peter Eötvös’s Violin Concerto No. 3 (17 min.)

The composer Peter Eötvös dedicated his Third Violin Concerto with the epithet Alhambra to the violinist Isabelle Faust. When the musician performed the German premiere of the work with the Berliner Philharmoniker in September 2019, the composer himself was at the conductor’s desk. In this introduction, Isabelle Faust – a regular guest soloist with the Philharmoniker – talks about her artistic friendship with Eötvös and the genesis of the concerto, about the rather rare opportunity to discuss tempo and interpretation directly with the composer, and about her enjoyment of the work which was also conceived with her way of making music in mind.

The concert