Noa Wildschut, violino / Elisabeth Brauss, pianoforte - Lugano Eventi

Noa Wildschut and Elisabeth Brauss

There are many audio recordings of César Franck’s wonderful Sonata for Violin and Piano right here on Classical Archives, from violinists like Vladimir Spivakov, Arabella Steinbacher, and more. And if you want to wander further afield and watch videos on YouTube, you will find performances by Maxim Vengerov (paired with pianist Khatia Buniashvili), Renaud Capuçon (with Martha Argerich), and more top-tier artists.

And yet we think you will agree there is something fresh and wonderful in this video performance of the work by the young Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut and the equally youthful German pianist Elisabeth Brauss.

We know that at this very moment, there are probably dozens of young violinists and pianists across America and the world who are learning and practicing this piece. By rights, we could have featured videos of many of them here on the Classical Archives Vlog.

But let us savor this performance. We believe it will reassure all of us that the future of classical music performance is in very good hands. We love it. And we believe you will too.