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Gautier Capucon – Emotions (2020/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Gautier Capucon – Emotions (2020/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:17:33 minutes | 2,58 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

This release by cellist Gautier Capucon is a crossover album, consisting of short melodies from various classical and pop sources; the range of the titular emotions is rather narrow. Listener reactions may depend on whether that’s what they’re after, but it’s certainly a well-executed specimen of the form. Capucon’s classical selections hew pretty close to the list of all-time greatest hits, including Debussy’s Clair de lune and Albinoni’s Adagio, as well as other just slightly less familiar pieces. Beyond these, however, Capucon is more adventurous. He pairs his chestnuts, which are very evocatively played, with not only classical crossover works from Max Richter, Michael Nyman, Ludovico Einaudi, and Qigang Chen, but also pop songs and instrumental pieces. The presence of Edith Piaf on a French release of this type is not so unusual, but Leonard Cohen (the admittedly ubiquitous Hallelujah) and Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer are novel. The Joplin work and Astor Piazzolla’s tango Oblivion come at the end and break the consistent mood of the music that has come before; listeners may or may not find that this works. A major contributor to the overall sound is pianist J’er^ome Ducros, who accompanies Capucon and has also arranged many of the pieces for cello and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris; they’re unusually varied arrangements of this type. Buyers after crossover cello music will find an attractive and inventive example here. – James Manheim

1. Gautier Capucon – Hymne `a l’amour (Orch. Ducros)
2. Gautier Capucon – Suite bergamasque, CD 82, L. 75: III. Clair de lune (Orch. Ducros)
3. Gautier Capucon – Cs’ard’as (Transcr. G. Capucon)
4. Gautier Capucon – Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203, Act I: Song to the Moon
5. Gautier Capucon – The Leftovers: She Remembers
6. Gautier Capucon – 6 Pieces, Op. 51: No. 6, Valse sentimentale (Orch. Ducros)
7. Gautier Capucon – Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6, D. 839 (Orch. Ducros)
8. Gautier Capucon – Gymnop’edie No. 1 (Orch. Ducros)
9. Gautier Capucon – Pavane, Op. 50 (Orch. Ducros)
10. Gautier Capucon – 6 Ges”ange, Op. 34: No. 2, Auf Fl”ugeln des Gesanges
11. Gautier Capucon – Adagio in G Minor (Orch. Ducros)
12. Gautier Capucon – Hallelujah (Orch. Ducros)
13. Gautier Capucon – Una mattina
14. Gautier Capucon – Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 “Enigma”: IX. Nimrod (Orch. Ducros)
15. Gautier Capucon – You and Me (Orch. Ducros)
16. Gautier Capucon – The Heart Asks Pleasure First
17. Gautier Capucon – Oblivion (Orch. Ducros)
18. Gautier Capucon – The Entertainer


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