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Classical - Released April 28, 2017 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released October 22, 2007 | Warner Classics

Distinctions 5 de Diapason
Existing fans of brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon have likely been waiting with baited breath for their eventual and inevitable release of the Brahms Double Concerto, a work that would seem to have their names written all over it. Their premiere duo album, Face a Face, demonstrated their incredible technique, precision intonation, and inborn knack for playing together. Each brother's solo ventures, from Gautier's vivacious interpretation of the Haydn cello concertos and Renaud's insightful performance of Mendelssohn and Schumann, have been similarly highly regarded. All of these positive attributes makes this much-anticipated recording all the more disappointing because many of these traits are mysteriously absent. From the very beginning, listeners will notice a distinct lack of energy coupled with an abundance of overindulgence as Gautier's opening cadenza becomes so ponderous that it almost comes to a halt. Similar pacing problems occur any time either of the brothers is given a moment without the orchestra to push them along. The unwavering unification of the brothers' playing heard in Face a Face is also sadly absent; neither their sound quality nor intonation nor articulation matche as it once did. Kudos should be given, however, to the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester -- composed of European youth -- who offer a surprisingly mature, rich symphonic sound. Also on the album is Brahms' ethereal Op. 115 Clarinet Quintet. Clarinetist Paul Meyer joins the Capuçon Quartet; his glass-like, plaintive sound quality really carries the entire ensemble. The Capuçon brothers try to make the performance too much about themselves, however, which results in frequent balance problems. © TiVo
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Classical - Released June 21, 2019 | CPO

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Classical - Released September 4, 2015 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released November 4, 2014 | Evidence

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Chamber Music - Released April 29, 2016 | Ligia

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Classical - Released June 12, 2012 | Alpha Classics

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Once regarded as the equal of Beethoven, Louis Spohr was a prominent figure in European music for the first half of the 19th century, admired for his prodigious skills as a violin virtuoso as well as for his conducting and composing. Yet his music fell into obscurity for many decades, and few of his works were regularly played until the Spohr revival of the late 20th century. Among the works that have entered the standard repertoire, the four clarinet concertos have achieved a kind of fame comparable to the clarinet works of Carl Maria von Weber and are approaching them in availability of recordings. Paul Meyer, known for his broad coverage of major and minor clarinet works and ability to play them with grace and polish, presents the clarinet concertos in a double-disc package that is desirable for having all the works together. More importantly, Meyer's performances with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra are highly attractive for their warmth and charm, characteristics that should win a wide audience beyond the expected followers of clarinet music. There is an appealing give-and-take between Meyer and the orchestra, no doubt because his conducting allows for spontaneity, as well as a coherent dialog between the soloist and the accompaniment. The sound of these 2012 recordings is warm and inviting, and the vibrant acoustics give the music a delightful ambience. © TiVo
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House - Released September 29, 2011 | White Island Recordings

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House - Released June 14, 2011 | White Island Recordings

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House - Released May 6, 2013 | White Island Recordings

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Classical - Released June 12, 2012 | Alpha

Once regarded as the equal of Beethoven, Louis Spohr was a prominent figure in European music for the first half of the 19th century, admired for his prodigious skills as a violin virtuoso as well as for his conducting and composing. Yet his music fell into obscurity for many decades, and few of his works were regularly played until the Spohr revival of the late 20th century. Among the works that have entered the standard repertoire, the four clarinet concertos have achieved a kind of fame comparable to the clarinet works of Carl Maria von Weber and are approaching them in availability of recordings. Paul Meyer, known for his broad coverage of major and minor clarinet works and ability to play them with grace and polish, presents the clarinet concertos in a double-disc package that is desirable for having all the works together. More importantly, Meyer's performances with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra are highly attractive for their warmth and charm, characteristics that should win a wide audience beyond the expected followers of clarinet music. There is an appealing give-and-take between Meyer and the orchestra, no doubt because his conducting allows for spontaneity, as well as a coherent dialog between the soloist and the accompaniment. The sound of these 2012 recordings is warm and inviting, and the vibrant acoustics give the music a delightful ambience. © TiVo
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House - Released May 29, 2013 | White Island Recordings

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House - Released March 26, 2013 | White Island Recordings

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Miscellaneous - Released December 15, 2010 | Housearth Records

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Miscellaneous - Released April 11, 2012 | White Island Recordings