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Le Violon Roi / Renaud Capucon [3-CD Set]

Capucon,Renaud
Release Date: 05/21/2013 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 584402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFelix MendelssohnErich Wolfgang KorngoldJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Renaud CapuçonGautier CapuçonMartha ArgerichMischa Maisky,   ... 
Conductor:  Alexandre RabinovitchMyung-Whun ChungDaniel HardingYannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraRotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Each CD in the set represents a musical side of Renaud Capucon. CD One contains his recordings of concertos including Beethoven's sublime concerto for violin & orchestra in D major. A touchstone of any major violinist's repertoire, Capcuon elevates this performance of the concerto with his virtuosity. The Rotterdamn Philharmonic under the direction of
Read more Yannick Nezet-Seguin support Capcuon in the recording. CD Two is devoted to chamber music. Capucon's popular recording of Beethoven's Sonatas for violin and piano with Frank Braley is one of the many featured pieces on this disc. Finally, CD Three contains Capucon's favorite Petite Pieces including his recording of Johann Halvorsen's Passacaille d'apres Haendel, a piece he collaborated with his brother Gautier. As one notices from this set, Renaud is a frequent collaborator. Many of artists he performs with are those whom he counts as close friends. His collaborations is one of the distinctive things that sets Renaud apart from his contemporaries. Over the years, as his reputation and virtuosity have grown, as his mastery and maturity have increased, he has been able to build up a network of friendships, partnerships and common bonds. From Vienna to Lugano, from France and Europe to Australia, Renaud Capucon has built his own world, developed his own tastes, his own affinity with other artists who love him and whom he loves in return - they are his family.
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 1st movement, Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
3. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: Romance by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 3rd movement, Allegro giocoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Gautier Capuçon (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
5. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 3rd movement, Vivace non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
6. Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207: 3rd movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
7. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
8. Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Gautier Capuçon (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
9. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto": 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Conductor:  Alexandre Rabinovitch
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
10. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
11. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Jerome Ducros (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
12. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
13. Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 1 in E flat minor by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Jerome Ducros (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
14. Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
15. Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11: Garden Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Vienna, Austria 
16. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
17. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: O Tanz! O Rausch! "Marietta's Lute Song" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
18. Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
19. Carnival of the animals: no 14, Finale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
20. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
21. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
22. Apple Blossoms: Miniature Viennese March by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
23. Hora staccato by Grigoras Dinicu
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Romania 
24. Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost": 2nd movement, Largo assai by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
25. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
26. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
27. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100: 3rd movement, Allegretto grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
28. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 4th movement, Finale "Rondo alla Zingarese" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
29. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
30. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13: 4th movement, Allegro quasi presto by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
31. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
32. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121: Sehr lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
33. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105: 1st movement, Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
34. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, D 929/Op. 100: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
35. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 4th movement, Variations by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
36. Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Gérard Caussé (Viola), Nicholas Angelich (Piano),
Frank Braley (Piano), Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung,  Daniel Harding,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 

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