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LES CHOSES DE LA VIE – CINEMA II

Renaud Capuçon, Duncan Ward, LES SIÈCLES

Following his beloved and best-selling 2018 album of music from popular films, Renaud Capuçon returns to the magical world of cinema in Les Choses de la Vie – Cinema II. The violinist has dedicated this sequel to 19 titles written by French film composers or for iconic French films. This includes, among others, Michel Legrand’s “The Windmills of Your Mind” featured on the 1968 soundtrack to The Thomas Crown Affair; Joseph Kosma’s “Les Feuilles mortes”, or “Autumn Leaves”, heard in the 1946 film Les Portes de la nuit (Gates of the Night); and themes from the scores to The Shape of Water (2017) by Alexandre Desplat, Lawrence of Arabia (1962) by Maurice Jarre, Memories of Me (1988) by Georges Delerue, and Les Choses de la vie (1970) by Philippe Sarde, which inspired the project’s name. “There’s a great tradition of film music among French composers,” explains Renaud Capuçon. “Each has their own personality, their own style. The music of Alexandre Desplat or Jean-Claude Petit has nothing in common with that of Gabriel Yared or François de Roubaix, but all these titles have a typically French touch and charm.” For this new cinematic musical experience, the French violinist has joined with the musicians of Les Siècles orchestra and conductor Duncan Ward.

LES CHOSES DE LA VIE – CINEMA II

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11th of April | Isarphilharmonie München, Germany

Münchner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Escaich: Violin Concerto, World Premiere

13th of April | Musikverein Wien, Austria

Münchner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Escaich: Violin Concerto

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“Capuçon’s violin soars high above a descending

chaconne bass in the slow middle movement,

creating a beautiful glowing sonic halo.”

Gramophone, Pwyll ap Siôn, 05.2017
(CD with Glass Violin concerto (Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russel Davies))

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