Renaud Capuçon

Biography

Born: January 27, 1976; Chambéry, France  
Renaud Capuçon has enjoyed a meteoric rise, going from concertmaster in a youth orchestra in the latter 1990s to major artist status by the early 2000s, with all the perks associated with such high rank, including a prestigious recording contract and regular appearances at the world's leading concert venues. Capuçon's brother is cellist Gautier Capuçon, also a front-rank artist who often appears with Renaud on both the concert stage and Read more recordings. Among their more acclaimed collaborations is the 2007 Virgin Classics recording of Brahms' Double Concerto. While Renaud is at home in French fare (Franck, Ravel, Dutilleux, etc.), his repertory is quite broad, taking in a substantial chunk from the German sphere, from Beethoven and Schubert to Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms. But he also performs works by Kodály, Halvorsen, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schulhoff, and of contemporary vintage, the 2002 Sonata for violin and cello by Eric Tanguy. Capuçon has recorded mostly for Virgin Classics, but has also appeared on DG, Decca, EMI, and TDK.

Renaud Capuçon was born in Chambéry, France, in 1976. From the age of 14 he studied at the Paris Conservatory, where his most important teachers were Gérard Poulet and Veda Reynolds. He won first prize there in chamber music performance in 1992, and three years later won the Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts. Capuçon then had further studies with Thomas Brandis in Berlin, and would soon take lessons from the most renowned of his teachers, the late Isaac Stern. It is Stern's 1737 Guarneri del Gesù violin that Capuçon uses in performance.

Capuçon accepted an offer in 1997 from conductor Claudio Abbado to serve as concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, a post he would hold for three summers (1998-2000). In 1999 Capuçon began recording exclusively for Virgin Classics and has since amassed a discography of more than 20 CDs and DVDs, some as a secondary player in works recorded for other labels.

In the new century Capuçon has made numerous distinguished debuts with leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, under Haitink (2002), and the Boston Symphony, under Dohnányi (2004). He has appeared in concert across Europe, Asia, and North America and has also made regular appearances at major festivals, such as the London Mostly Mozart, Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence, and Tanglewood. Among Capuçon's recordings is the 2007 Virgin Classics CD of Schubert trios, with Gautier Capuçon on cello and Frank Braley on piano. Read less

Biography

Born: January 27, 1976; Chambéry, France  
Renaud Capuçon has enjoyed a meteoric rise, going from concertmaster in a youth orchestra in the latter 1990s to major artist status by the early 2000s, with all the perks associated with such high rank, including a prestigious recording contract and regular appearances at the world's leading concert venues. Capuçon's brother is cellist Gautier Capuçon, also a front-rank artist who often appears with Renaud on both the concert stage and Read more
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Sonata No.2 in D Major Op. 94bis: I Moderato
Sonata No.2 in D Major Op. 94bis: II Presto - Poco piu mosso del - Tempo I
Sonata No.2 in D Major Op. 94bis: III Andante
Sonata No.2 in D Major Op. 94bis: IV Allegro con brio - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major/D-dur/en ré majeur Op.77: I. Allegro non troppo
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major/D-dur/en ré majeur Op.77: II. Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major/D-dur/en ré majeur Op.77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, "To the memory of an angel"/"A la mémoire d'un ange": Andante - Allegretto
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, "To the memory of an angel"/"A la mémoire d'un ange": Allegro - Adagio
Sonate Nr.1 Op.13 in A major: I. Allegro molto
Sonate Nr.1 Op.13 in A major: II. Andante
Sonate Nr.1 Op.13 in A major: III. Allegro vivo
Fauré: Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13: IV. Allegro quasi presto
Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2 in E Minor Op.108: I. Allegro non troppo
Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2 in E Minor Op.108: II. Andante
Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2 in E Minor Op.108: III. Allegro non troppo
Trio for Piano & Strings in D Minor Op.120: Allegro ma non troppo
Trio for Piano & Strings in D Minor Op.120: Andantino
Trio for Piano & Strings in D Minor Op.120: Allegro vivo
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: I. Allegro molto moderato
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: II. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: III. Adagio
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: IV. Allegro molto
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Allegro molto moderato
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Allegro molto
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Adagio non troppo
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Allegro molto
Quintet for Piano & Strings Nr.1 Op.89: Molto Moderato
Quintet for Piano & Strings Nr.1 Op.89: Adagio
Quintet for Piano & Strings Nr.1 Op.89: Allegretto moderato
Quintet for Piano & Strings No.2 Op.115: I. Allegro moderato
Quintet for Piano & Strings No.2 Op.115: II. Allegro vivo
Quintet for Piano & Strings No.2 Op.115: III. Andante moderato
Quintet for Piano & Strings No.2 Op.115: IV. Allegro molto
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25: Andante
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25: Poco adagio, cantabile
Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:25: Rondo all'ongarese (presto)
Piano Quintet in Eb Major, Op.44: I. Allegro brillante
Piano Quintet in Eb Major, Op.44: II. In modo d'una marcia. Un poco largamente
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44: III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op.56: I. Allegro
Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op.56: II. Largo
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op.56: III. Rondo all polacca
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op.105: II. Allegretto
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op.105: III. Lebhaft
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1: I Allegro con brio
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1, II Tema con Variazioni: Andante con moto
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1, II Tema con Variazioni: Variation I
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1, II Tema con Variazioni: Variation II
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1, II Tema con Variazioni: Variation III
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1, II Tema con Variazioni: Variation IV
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1: III Rondo. Allegro
Sonata for violin & piano No.2 in A major Op.12 No.2: I Allegro vivace
Sonata for violin & piano No.2 in A major Op.12 No.2: II Andante più tosto. Allegretto
Sonata for violin & piano No.2 in A major Op.12 No.2: III Allegro piacevole
Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3: I Allegro con spirito
Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3: II Adagio con molt'espressione
Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3: III Rondo. Allegro molto
Sonata for violin & piano No.4 in A minor Op.23: I Presto
Sonata for violin & piano No.4 in A minor Op.23: II Andante scherzoso, più Allegretto
Sonata for violin & piano No.4 in A minor Op.23: III Allegro molto
Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonata No. 5 in F Major, 'Spring', Op. 24: I. Allegro
Sonata for violin & piano No.5 in F major Op.24 'Spring': II Adagio molto espressivo
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 'Spring': III Scherzo. Allegro molto
Sonata for violin & piano No.5 in F major Op.24 'Spring': IV Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3: I Allegro assai
Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3: II Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3: III Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonata No. 9 in A Major, 'Kreutzer', Op. 47: I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 'Kreutzer', II Andante con Variazioni: Andante
Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 'Kreutzer', II Andante con Variazioni: Variation I
Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 'Kreutzer', II Andante con Variazioni: Variation II
Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 'Kreutzer', II Andante con Variazioni: Variation III
Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 'Kreutzer', II Andante con Variazioni: Variation IV
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer': III. Presto
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1: I Allegro
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1: II Adagio molto espressivo
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Allegretto
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation I
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation II
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation III
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation IV
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation V
Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation VI
Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2: I Allegro con brio
Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2: II Adagio cantabile
Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2: III Scherzo. Allegro
Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2: IV Finale. Allegro
Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: I Allegro moderato
Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: II Adagio espressivo
Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: III Scherzo. Allegro
Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: IV Poco Allegretto
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Romanze. Nicht schnell, mit innigem Ausdruck
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Humoreske. Lebhaft
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Duett. Langsam und mit Ausdruck
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Finale. Im Marsch-Tempo
Sonata No.2 per violino e pianoforte (Sz 76): Molto moderato
Sonata No.2 per violino e pianoforte (Sz 76): Allegretto
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: I. Allegro moderato
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: II. Scherzo (presto)
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: III. Andantino
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: IV. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Fantasia for Violin and Piano in C Major, D. 934: I. Andante moderato
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Allegretto
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Andantino
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Andante molto
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Allegro vivace
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Allegretto
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Presto
Violin Concerto No.1 K.207 in B flat major: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No.1 K.207 in B flat major: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.1 K.207 in B flat major: III. Presto
Violin Concerto No.3 K.206 in G major: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No.3 K.206 in G major: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.3 K.206 in G major: III. Rondeau. Allegro
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K.364 in E flat major: I. Allegro maestoso
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K.364 in E flat major: II. Andante
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K.364 in E flat major: III. Presto
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.121: I. Ziemlich langsam und energisch - Lebhaft
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121: II. Sehr lebhaft
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.121: III. Leise, einfach (etwas lebhafter - etwas bewegter - tempo wie vorher)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.121: IV. Bewegt
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25: I. Allegro
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25: II. Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo - Trio: Animato
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25: III. Andante con moto
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: IV. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: I Allegro non troppo
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: II Scherzo. Allegro
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: III Andante
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: IV Finale. Allegro comodo
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: I. Allegro non troppo
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: II. Poco adagio
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: III. Scherzo. Poco allegro - Trio
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: IV. Finale. Allegro
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major Op. 70 No .1 "Ghost": I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major Op. 70 No .1 "Ghost": II. Largo assai ed espressivo
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major Op. 70 No .1 "Ghost": III. Presto
Violin Sonata No 1 SZ 75: I Allegro appassionato
Violin Sonata No 1 SZ 75: II Adagio
Violin Sonata No 1 SZ 75: III Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: First movement: Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: Second movement: Andante
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: Third movement: Vivace non troppo
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: I. Allegro
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: II. Adagio
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: III. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: IV. Con moto - Un poco meno mosso
Quintet for Piano & Strings in G Minor, Op.57: Prelude: Lento
Quintet for Piano & Strings in G Minor, Op.57: Fugue: Adagio
Quintet for Piano & Strings in G Minor, Op.57: Scherzo: Allegretto
Quintet for Piano & Strings in G Minor, Op.57: Intermezzo: Lento -
Quintet for Piano & Strings in G Minor, Op.57: Finale: Allegretto
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: II. Scherzo (Molto vivace) & Trio
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: III. Andante cantabile
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: IV. Finale (Vivace)
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: I. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: II. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: III. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: IV. Mit Feuer
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Allegro moderato
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Andante un poco mosso
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Scherzo. Allegro
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Rondo. Allegro vivace
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major D.929: I. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929: II. Andante con moto
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major D.929: III. Scherzando (Allegro molto) & Trio
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major D.929: IV. Allegro moderato
Duo pour violin & violoncelle (Composed in a concentration camp): I Allegro con fuocoo
Duo pour violin & violoncelle (Composed in a concentration camp): II Lento (inacheve)
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: I. Allegro moderato
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: II. Scherzo (presto)
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: III. Andantino
Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D574: IV. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Fantasia for Violin and Piano in C Major, D. 934: I. Andante moderato
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Allegretto
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Andantino
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Andante molto
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Allegro vivace
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Allegretto
Fantaisie for violin and piano in C major D934: Presto
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Allegro energico
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Andante espressivo
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Scherzo. Molto allegro quasi presto
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Finale. Allegro appassionato
Piano Quartet No.3 in C Major, WoO 36: Allegro vivace
Piano Quartet No.3 in C Major, WoO 36: Adagio con espressione
Piano Quartet No.3 in C Major, WoO 36: Finale. Allegro
Piano Trio: I. Modéré
Piano Trio: II. Pantoum: Assez vif
Piano Trio: III. Passacaille: Très large
Piano Trio: IV. Finale: Animé
Sonata for Violin and Piano: I. Allegretto
Sonata for Violin and Piano: II. Blues: Moderato
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano, M. 12: III. Perpetuum mobile
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): I. Allegro
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): II. Très vif
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): III. Lent
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): IV. Vif, avec entrain
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op.78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op.78: II. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op.78: III. Allegro molto moderato
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op.100: I. Allegro amabile
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op.100: II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante - Vivace
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op.108: I. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op.108: II. Adagio
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op.108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op.108: IV. Presto agitato
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: I. Allegro vivace
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: II. Andante
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: III. Scherzo (Presto)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major 'The Trout', D. 667: IV. Tema con variazioni
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: V. Finale (Allegro giusto)
Variations for violin and piano on 'Trockne Blumen' from Die schöne Müllerin: Introduction
Variations for violin and piano on 'Trockne Blumen' from Die schöne Müllerin: Thema - Andantino
Variations for violin and piano on 'Trockne Blumen' from Die schöne Müllerin: Variations I - VII
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato
Violin concerto No. 2 in E minor Op. 64: Andante - Allegretto non troppo
Violin concerto No. 2 in E minor Op. 64: Allegro molto vivace
Violin Concerto in D minor (1853) Op. posth.: I. In kräftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. posth.: II. Langsam
Violin Concerto in D minor (1853) Op. posth.: III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell


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