This is a fabulous recording. I already have several well-loved recordings of these works and only tried Isabelle Faust's recording because I loved her solo Bach so much. I'm very glad I did, because she brings something quite special to the concertos.
Faust is a magnificent violinist whose approach is often quite austere. Here she is less austere than light-touch, with the music often seeming to flow completely effortlessly. There's plenty of weight and punch when needed, though, especially in some terrific cadenzas and the whole thing has a wonderful feel to it.
Il Giardino Armonico are excellent. They are a small ensemble here, playing with a suppleness and responsiveness which brings the music completely to life, with Faust's solo violin always clear and distinct but also with a sense of belonging to the whole. The effect is fresh and, to me, completely delightful.
With excellent recorded sound, this is a very fine release all round, and very warmly recommended.