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Beethoven, Korngold: Violin Concertos / Renaud Capuçon

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
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Notes & Reviews:

Capucon's Virgin Classics discography is substantial, but much of the focus has been on chamber music - only two previous discs have featured him in solo concertos. Now he takes on two highly constrasting works: Beethoven's sublime concerto, a touchstone of any major violinist's repertoire, and Korngold's gorgeous work, written in 1945. Korngold, once known primarily for his spectacular film scores, has in recent years achieved a significant presence in opera houses and concert halls - notably with his early opera Die tote Stadt and with this concerto, which in fact draws on material that the composer originally produced for Hollywood movies, Another Dawn (1937), Juarez (1939), Anthony Adverse (1939) and The Prince and the Pauper (1937).

"If one did not know that French violinist Renaud Capucon had gotten married just two days earlier, one might almost have guessed it from these extraordinarily joyful recordings... Capucon sounds every inch the major international violinist. His playing, as always, is brilliant and beguiling, and his interpretations are filled with strength, energy, and above all, an indescribable but palpable love. There's a tenderness and affection in his Beethoven Concerto, and an excitement and enjoyment in his Korngold that few other violinists have matched and none have exceeded. Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin elicits warm-hearted accompaniments from the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Virgin provides the musicians with lushly colored and richly detailed digital sound." -All Music Guide



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Notes: Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum, Netherlands (07/07/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Notes: Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum, Netherlands (07/07/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern