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Beethoven : Complete Sonatas for violin and piano

Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2010

“These sonatas are full of memories for me. The ‘Spring’ Sonata was the first piece of Beethoven I played, when I was ten years old. His music is a rite of passage for every violinist.” Renaud Capuçon

This complete recording of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano grows from a marathon performance project that Renaud Capuçon and Frank Braley launched in their native France in Summer 2009: some 50 concerts around Europe, all devoted to the Beethoven sonatas.



Disc 1 :

01 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1 : I Allegro con brio    8:50
02 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1 : II Tema con Variazioni : Andante con moto    1:19
03 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1 : II Tema con Variazioni : Variation I    1:14
04 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1 : II Tema con Variazioni : Variation II    1:16
05 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1, : II Tema con Variazioni : Variation III   1:01
06 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1 : II Tema con Variazioni : Variation IV    1:57
07 / Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1 : III Rondo. Allegro    4:33
08 / Sonata for violin & piano No.2 in A major Op.12 No.2 : I Allegro vivace    6:23
09 / Sonata for violin & piano No.2 in A major Op.12 No.2 : II Andante più tosto. Allegretto    5:11
10 / Sonata for violin & piano No.2 in A major Op.12 No.2 : III Allegro piacevole    4:38
11 / Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3 : I Allegro con spirito    8:02
12 / Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3: II Adagio con molt’espressione    6:03
13 / Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in E flat major Op.12 No.3 : III Rondo. Allegro molto    4:12
14 / Sonata for violin & piano No.4 in A minor Op.23 : I Presto    5:11
15 / Sonata for violin & piano No.4 in A minor Op.23 : II Andante scherzoso, più Allegretto    5:43
16 / Sonata for violin & piano No.4 in A minor Op.23 : III Allegro molto    5:17

Disc 2 :

01 / Sonata for violin & piano No.5 in F major Op.24 ‘Spring’ : I Allegro    9:47
02 / Sonata for violin & piano No.5 in F major Op.24 ‘Spring’ : II Adagio molto espressivo    5:48
03 / Sonata for violin & piano No.5 in F major Op.24 ‘Spring’ : III Scherzo. Allegro molto    1:08
04 / Sonata for violin & piano No.5 in F major Op.24 ‘Spring’ : IV Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo    6:30
05 / Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3 : I Allegro assai    6:10
06 / Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3 : II Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso    7:30
07 / Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3 : III Allegro vivace    3:23
08 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : I Adagio sostenuto – Presto    13:20
09 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : II Andante con Variazioni : Andante    2:26
10 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : II Andante con Variazioni: Variation I    2:06
11 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : II Andante con Variazioni: Variation II    1:51
12 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : II Andante con Variazioni: Variation III    2:52
13 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : II Andante con Variazioni: Variation IV    5:48
14 / Sonata for violin & piano No.9 in A major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ : III Presto    8:23

Disc 3 :

15 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1 : I Allegro    7:43
16 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1 : II Adagio molto espressivo    6:21
17 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Allegretto    0:45
18 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni : Variation I    0:43
19 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni : Variation II    0:50
20 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni : Variation III    0:44
21 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni : Variation IV    0:59
22 / Sonata for violin & piano in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni : Variation V    1:42
23 / Sonata for violin & piano No.6 in A major Op.30 No.1, III Allegretto con Variazioni: Variation VI    1:55
24 / Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2 : I Allegro con brio    7:17
25 / Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2 : II Adagio cantabile    8:39
26 / Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2 : III Scherzo. Allegro    3:22
27 / Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C minor Op.30 No.2: IV Finale. Allegro    4:59
28 / Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: I Allegro moderato    10:34
29 / Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: II Adagio espressivo    5:48
30 / Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: III Scherzo. Allegro    2:05
31 / Sonata for violin & piano No.10 in G major Op.96: IV Poco Allegretto    8:38


The BBC Music website has observed that: “Capuçon’s style, perhaps because of his regular chamber work, is natural, understated and perceptive; the sound of a musician happily relaxed in his skin and not feeling the need to prove any virtuosic credentials.” Indeed, chamber music has always played a central role in his activities, and – beyond his cellist brother Gauthier – his regular partners include pianists Frank Braley and Nicholas Angelich, while his list of colleagues also includes such names as Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Hélène Grimaud, André Watts, Yefim Bronfman, Myung-Whun Chung, Stephen Kovacevich, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vadim Repin, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Yuri Bashmet and Truls Mørk.

“The complete Beethoven is a major project for the next two years,” explained Capuçon to the newspaper Sud-Ouest in summer 2009. “We hadn’t yet performed the Beethoven sonatas in France and we will be taking them on a major European tour. They are a real marathon of three-and-a-half hours of music. We perform the ten sonatas in chronological order so that we can follow the composer’s evolution. ”

“These sonatas are full of memories for me. The ‘Spring’ Sonata was the first piece of Beethoven I played, when I was ten years old. His music is a rite of passage for every violinist. I wanted to perform the complete cycle before thinking about the Bach sonatas, which are the Everest of the repertoire. “Beethoven gives you no place to hide in these sonatas. You have to find their spinal column, create a structure – and sing. Without wishing to appear pretentious, I’ve always felt at ease with Beethoven, more than with Schubert or Mozart. But it is for the public to judge.”

According to another French newspaper, La Provence, Capuçon and Braley “won over the public in triumphant fashion” at the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron with interpretations of Beethoven that were “fluid, precise, full of integrity … emphasising both the sweetness and energy of Beethoven … The two instruments established a delicious dialogue.”

Discography

Bach Sonatas

Renaud Capuçon, David Fray

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Cinema

Nolwenn Leroy, Stéphane Denève, Brussels Philharmonic

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Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Gérard Caussé, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau - 2017

Debussy: Sonates & Trio

Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Gérard Caussé, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau – 2017

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Wiener Symphoniker, Orchstre de l'Opéra National de Paris, Philippe Jordan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung - 2016

Rihm: Gedicht des Malers, Dusapin: Aufgang, Mantovani: Jeux d’Eau

Wiener Symphoniker, Orchstre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Philippe Jordan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung – 2016

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Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate, Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris - 2016

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Bruch: Violin Concerto

Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate, Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris – 2016

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Renaud Capuçon, violin & direction Chamber Orchestra of Europe Céline Frisch, continuo (Bach) - 2014

Distant Lights – Vasks; Bach: Violin Concertos BWV 1041 & 1042

Renaud Capuçon, violin & direction Chamber Orchestra of Europe Céline Frisch, continuo (Bach) – 2014

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La muse et le poète – Concertos

Renaud Capuçon , Camille Saint-Saëns, Lionel Bringuier, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gautier Capuçon – 2013

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Renaud Capuçon, Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding - 2012

Brahms & Berg : Violin Concertos

Renaud Capuçon, Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding – 2012

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Fauré : Complete chamber music for strings

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Nicholas Angelich, Quatuor Ébène – 2011

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Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley - 2010

Beethoven : Complete Sonatas for violin and piano

Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2010

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Renaud Capuçon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - 2009

Beethoven & Korngold : Violin Concertos

Renaud Capuçon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin – 2009

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Renaud Capuçon, Louis Langrée, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antoine Tamestit - 2009

Mozart : Violin Concertos 1 & 3, Sinfonia Concertante

Renaud Capuçon, Louis Langrée, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antoine Tamestit – 2009

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

Brahms : Piano Quartets

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

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Renaud Capuçon, Mstislav Rostropovich, Various Artists - 2008

Dutilleux : Concertos • Orchestral Works

Renaud Capuçon, Mstislav Rostropovich, Various Artists – 2008

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, Paul Meyer - 2007

Brahms : Double Concerto & Clarinet Quintet

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, Paul Meyer – 2007

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - 2007

Schubert : Piano Trios

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2007

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Composer: Various Other participants: Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros - Piano

CAPRICCIO

Composer: Various Other participants: Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros – Piano – 2007

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon - 2006

INVENTIONS

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon – 2006

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Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - 2005

BRAHMS : VIOLIN SONATAS

Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich – 2005

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé - 2004

SCHUBERT : TROUT QUINTET

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé – 2004

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LE CARNAVAL DES ANIMAUX

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Emmanuel Pahud, Frank Braley – 2004

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MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN : VIOLIN CONCERTOS

Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra – 2004

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Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky - 2004

BEETHOVEN : TRIPLE CONCERTO & SCHUMANN : PIANO CONCERTO

Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky – 2004

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - 2004

BRAHMS : PIANO TRIOS

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich – 2004

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DUOS

Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon – 2003

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DUTILLEUX : CELLO & VIOLIN CONCERTOS

Truls Mørk, Renaud Capuçon, Myung-Whun Chung, French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – 2002

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - 2002

RAVEL : CHAMBER MUSIC

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley – 2002

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LE BOEUF SUR LE TOIT

LE BOEUF SUR LE TOIT

Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Harding, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen – 2001

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