Brahms : Piano Quartets

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Nicholas Angelich - 2008

The Capuçons’ Brahms Piano trios are “sure to kindle anyone’s enthusiasm for Brahms. Warm, beautifully balanced tone stresses the composer’s romantic side, as does the expansive phrasing. There’s a feeling of spontaneity, too, as though each player is discovering new aspects to the music while recording it … The way they are able to strike a balance between Brahms’s energetic flow of ideas, his strongly delineated structures and his lyrical intensity is most satisfying.”

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Disc 1 :

 

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, en sol mineur, g-moll Op.25

01 / I. Allegro

02 / II. Intermezzo  Allegro ma non troppo  Trio : Animato

03 / III. Andante con moto

04 / IV Rondo alla Zingarese  Presto

 

Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, en ut mineur, c-moll Op.60

05 / I. Allegro non troppo

06 / II. Scherzo  Allegro

07 / III Andante

08 / IV Finale  Allegro comodo

 

Disc 2 :

 

Piano Quartet No.2 in A major, en la majeur, A-dur Op.26

01 / I. Allegro non troppo

02 / II. Poco adagio

03 / III Scherzo  Poco allegro  Trio

04 / IV. Finale  Allegro

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The Independent I November 2008

As anyone who has heard their accounts of the Schubert piano trios with pianist Frank Brailey from last year will know, the Capucon brothers, violinist Renaud and cellist Gautier, are chamber musicians of the highest quality. They also seem to find collaborators of equal refinement, and these performances of the three Brahms piano quartets with viola player Gérard Caussé and pianist Nicholas Angelich, have a wonderfully natural flow and sense of poise. […]

[…] The conversational way in which the second quartet begins is a model of great ensemble work, too, with each musician listening intently to what the others are doing and shaping his response accordingly

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Disc 1 :

 

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, en sol mineur, g-moll Op.25

01 / I. Allegro

02 / II. Intermezzo  Allegro ma non troppo  Trio : Animato

03 / III. Andante con moto

04 / IV Rondo alla Zingarese  Presto

 

Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, en ut mineur, c-moll Op.60

05 / I. Allegro non troppo

06 / II. Scherzo  Allegro

07 / III Andante

08 / IV Finale  Allegro comodo

 

Disc 2 :

 

Piano Quartet No.2 in A major, en la majeur, A-dur Op.26

01 / I. Allegro non troppo

02 / II. Poco adagio

03 / III Scherzo  Poco allegro  Trio

04 / IV. Finale  Allegro

The Independent I November 2008

As anyone who has heard their accounts of the Schubert piano trios with pianist Frank Brailey from last year will know, the Capucon brothers, violinist Renaud and cellist Gautier, are chamber musicians of the highest quality. They also seem to find collaborators of equal refinement, and these performances of the three Brahms piano quartets with viola player Gérard Caussé and pianist Nicholas Angelich, have a wonderfully natural flow and sense of poise. […]

[…] The conversational way in which the second quartet begins is a model of great ensemble work, too, with each musician listening intently to what the others are doing and shaping his response accordingly


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