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Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Frank Braley – Beethoven: Piano Trios No. 5, “Ghost” & No. 7, “Archduke” (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley – Beethoven: Piano Trios No. 5, “Ghost” & No. 7, “Archduke” (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:44 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley, well established as chamber-music partners, perform two of Beethoven’s greatest piano trios, the ‘Ghost’ and the ‘Archduke’. “Together, all three musicians have the quality that is the most priceless of all in playing chamber music,” wrote The Guardian when the Capuçons and Braley played the ‘Archduke’ at London’s Wigmore Hall, “they listen intently to each other and always take note of what they do. Their account of the Archduke Trio … had a tremendous sense of organic coherence.”

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Renaud Capucon – Un violon a Paris (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Renaud Capucon – Un violon a Paris (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:20:04 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

During the first lockdown in France, Renaud Capuçon played a new piece every day to lift the spirits of his fans on social media, accompanied by pianist Guillaume Bellom from their respective homes – they received an enthusiastic response. A crossover collection of short, streaming friendly, lean-back pieces.

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Renaud Capucon, Kian Soltani & Lahav Shani – Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio, Op. 50 – Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 3 (Live) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Renaud Capuçon, Kian Soltani & Lahav Shani – Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio, Op. 50 – Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 3 (Live) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:25 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre:  Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

This recording features two major works of the chamber repertoire – one by Antonín Dvořák, the other by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The two composers were contemporaries, born just a year apart: Tchaikovsky in 1840 and Dvořák in 1841. In the 1880s (Tchaikovsky’s Op.50 dates from 1881, Dvořák’s Op.65 from 1883), neither man was known for his chamber music – Tchaikovsky’s reputation was based on his opera and ballet scores (works such as Eugene Onegin and Swan Lake), while Dvořák had made his name with works influenced by Slavonic folk music (the Moravian Duets and Slavonic Dances). Each of these two piano trios therefore has its own unique character, and both works signal new directions in the style of their respective composers.

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Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne & Renaud Capucon – Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne & Renaud Capucon – Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:05:34 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

“Arvo P”art’s music takes us from darkness to light”, says Renaud Capucon. “It looks relatively simple on paper, but each note needs to have its own life as it undergoes change. This music is not just relaxing – it has a depth and drama”. Renaud Capucon is the artistic director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. His first recording with the ensemble is devoted to the Estonian composer Arvo P”art and among the eight works on the album are Spiegel im Spiegel, Tabula Rasa and Silouan’s Song.

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Renaud Capucon – Elgar – Violin Concerto & Violin Sonata (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Renaud Capuçon – Elgar – Violin Concerto & Violin Sonata (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:14:14 minutes | 2,25 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Conductor Simon Rattle is familiar with the rhapsodic Violin Concerto. In 1997, EMI Classics had published a version that became famous. It featured English violinist Nigel Kennedy, full of panache and wild virtuosity, especially in the final Allegro molto that must be taken both flexibly and firmly. The squaring of the circle! Kennedy and Rattle were exemplary. Here, Simon Rattle benefits from a much finer orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the quintessential Elgarian phalanx, whose tradition of performances in this field was revived in the last two decades by Sir Colin Davis (who died in 2013).

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Renaud Capucon – Saint-Saens Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Renaud Capuçon – Saint-Saëns Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:15:45 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

It’s always a good thing when a new recording fills a hole in the catalogue, and this all-Saint-Saëns chamber programme from seasoned collaborators Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou and Edgar Moreau is one of those. Firstly because, while there already exists a generous smattering of readings of the first violin and cello sonatas from a range of top names, they tend not to be paired with each other. Plus, they’ve never been paired with the magnificent Piano Trio No. 2, which itself has been much less recorded. Add the fact that here we have not just three of France’s finest artists, but among them the pianist who carried off Gramophone’s “2019 Recording of the Year” precisely for his Saint-Saëns (recording of Concertos Nos. 2 & 5), and there’s a whole host of reasons why this album deserves your full attention.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Matthias Pintscher and Renaud Capucon 2015 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

“I believed I had found ways to form and use themes and melodies which were understandable, characteristic, original and expressive despite the expanded harmonic system we had inherited from Wagner,” Arnold Schoenberg recalled in 1937 about the origins of his First Chamber Symphony from the year 1906. He admitted, however: “It was at once a beautiful dream and a disappointing mistake.” But the composer soon abandoned the decision at the time to tackle a second chamber symphony and do it better in favour of other works. The project remained in the drawer for 30 years until Schoenberg, on the suggestion of conductor Fritz Stiedry, who had followed the composer in fleeing the National Socialists into American exile in 1937, began to work on the Second Chamber Symphony again. Not an easy task, as it transpired: “I spend most of the time trying to discover ‘What did the author mean here?’” Schoenberg wrote to Stiedry while studying his own composition sketches in the fall of 1939: “My style has now become very consolidated …”

Matthias Pintscher will no doubt still know quite precisely what he “meant” with his violin concerto Mar’eh when he conducts performances of the work composed in 2011; it is played in this concert by the French star violinist Renaud Capuçon. The composer had already given us a tip: “‘Mar’eh’ means face, sign. The Hebrew word can also mean the aura of a face, a beautiful vision, something wonderful which suddenly appears before you.” The beautiful appearance of a young woman leads to a drama of relationships with a fatal outcome in Maurice Maeterlinck’s drama Pelléas et Mélisande, first performed in Paris in 1893. Four years after Gabriel Fauré composed incidental music for Pelléas et Mélisande in 1898 which brilliantly captured the soft (under-)tones of Maeterlinck’s language, a composer dared to set the drama to music: Claude Debussy, is represented in this concert programme with La Mer, an orchestral hymn to the Atlantic.

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/22382

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with Renaud Capucon and David Robertson 2010 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

In this concert we hear Hungarian music in all its wide variety when the Berliner Philharmoniker present key composers from the country ranging from Liszt to Bartók. Our guests this evening are David Robertson and Renaud Capuçon.

Even if Franz Liszt never really mastered the Hungarian language, he was proud throughout his life to be a real Magyar, at least by birth. For this evening, he represents the 19th century with his tone poem Orpheus. With Béla Bartók and György Ligeti, we are joined by two composers who, before and after the Second World War respectively, shaped Hungarian music more so than any others. In the pieces to be performed at this concert – Bartók’s ballet music The Wooden Prince and Ligeti’s Violin Concerto – a central source of inspiration for Hungarian culture also manifests itself: folk music.

Our soloist this evening is Renaud Capuçon, one of today’s most promising young violinists and a former student of Isaac Stern, whose instrument he now plays – a 1721 Guarneri. David Robertson is the conductor, music director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2005, and principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony.

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/329

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Renaud Capucon & David Fray – Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Keyboard Nos 3-6 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Renaud Capuçon & David Fray – Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Keyboard Nos 3-6 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:01 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre:  Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Erato

On this record, Renaud Capuçon and David Fray decided to turn their back on the musicology-inspired understanding of baroque music. Enough of “the dictatorship of the historically informed.” They chose instead to play this music from the heart, just as the masters did in the previous century. Their choice is sincere in a field of numerous conflicts between schools of thoughts. Six sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord was composed by Bach when he was at the court of Coethen. It was especially admired by Carl Philipp Emanuel, the Cantor’s second son. As often happens, however, the autographed manuscript has disappeared and it is through series of copies that we know it today.  It was published for the first time in 1804, fifty years after Bach’s death. The six sonatas are written according to Corelli’s rules. They imagine a new type of dialogue in the chamber orchestra where keys are not in the background. The writing is precise, expressive, and rhythmical.  – François Hudry

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Renaud Capucon – Cinema (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Renaud Capuçon – Cinema (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:12:08 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Firmly established as one of the world’s greatest violinists, Renaud Capucon’s career both on the stage and as a recording artist has spanned a wide gamut of concerto repertoire, chamber music and recitals. He has a reputation for impeccable performances and fine interpretations of classics and lesser-known repertoire, from his most recent albums with critically-acclaimed readings of the Bach Violin Concertos and the Vasks Violin Concerto, and a recital disc with Khatia Buniatishvili, to the Beethoven / Korngold and Brahms/Berg concertos, Renaud has become known for the breadth of his repertoire, his world-class chamber music partners, and the quality of is playing.

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