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Concertos - Released October 21, 2016 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Classical - Released April 7, 2017 | Erato - Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Diapason d'or / Arte - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Concertos - Released October 14, 2013 | Warner Classics International

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released January 22, 2016 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Classical - Released March 3, 2014 | Warner Classics International

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Classical - Released October 13, 2008 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released December 12, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released March 23, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released March 12, 2007 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 3, 2014 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Film Soundtracks - Released July 13, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 2001 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released April 6, 2007 | Warner Classics

Though the notion of a disc of violin encores may seem like a holdover from an earlier era that prized a performer's flash above taste, the idea is given new life in this 2008 Virgin release by French violinist Renaud Capuçon. Best known for his work with pianist Martha Argerich, the serious Capuçon might seem to some an unlikely candidate for a disc of flamboyant encores. But Capuçon is not a typical, serious violinist nor are these typical, flamboyant encores. Here, Capuçon has included favorites like Kreisler's Liebeslied and Dinicu's Hora staccato along with rarities like Stravinsky's Russian Song and Szymanowski's Roxanna's Song and so cannot be accused of sticking with safe standard repertoire. But whether the work is tried and true or fresh and new, Capuçon's playing makes it all sound vital and vivid. His phrasing in Schubert's Ave Maria floats the melody like a singer, his rhythm in Dvorák's Slavonic Dance drives the tempo like a dancer, and his effortless virtuosity in Poldini's Poupée valsante matches the finest players of the past. Best of all, Capuçon always sounds like himself and no one else. His combination of focused vibrato, smooth register shifts, and burning energy is wholly unique, and whether the work is familiar or unfamiliar, Capuçon makes it his own. Accompanied with sympathy by pianist Jérôme Ducros and recorded in detailed digital sound by Virgin, Capuçon's performances may thrill even jaded violin fans.
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Classical - Released March 23, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Like his former compatriot Christian Ferras, whom he greatly admires, Renaud Capuçon has been gradually building up a lovely discography, working with the greatest orchestral conductors around today. Completely dedicated to Bartók, this new album offers two concertos by the Hungarian composer with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth. Not many works have endured as tumultuous a history as the First Concerto. Composed in 1907-1908 for the violinist and friend of Bartók's, Stefi Geyer, it remained in manuscript form long after the composer's death and was finally performed 50 years after it was written, in Basel, by Paul Sacher, patron, conductor, and friend of both Bartók and the Swiss violinist Hansheinz Schneeberger. As for the Second Concerto written in 1938, by an ironic twist of history, it was performed twenty years before the First. The two works are very stylistically different: the First Concerto is lyrical and polytonal in its composition, whereas the Second flirts with a dodecaphonism that Bartók never adopted fully. Oddly avoided by generations of violinists, today these two concertos seem to be drawing the admiration of a new generation of virtuosos free of the prejudices of their predecessors, and who have mastered the language of the 20th century. Renaud Capuçon gives a very able version here, foregrounding Bartók's unique way of expressing himself, partway between classical and popular music. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released December 10, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 2, 2009 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 3, 2014 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Classical - Released September 15, 2010 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released January 22, 2016 | Erato - Warner Classics

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