‘Film music can be sublime and has attracted some truly great composers;’ says Renaud Capuçon of his latest release, Cinema. ‘This album is something of a dream come true.’ The French star violinist’s homage to the silver screen features unforgettable themes – in stunning new arrangements – from Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso, Mission), Nino Rota, John Williams (Schindler’s List), James Horner (Legends of the Fall), to more recent blockbusters (Twilight) and iconic French films (Amélie). Capuçon powerfully and sensitively evokes the magic of the cinema with the aid of the Brussels Philharmonic and conductor Stéphane Denève.
Debussy: Sonatas and Trio CD review
” [Pianist Bertrand Chamayou] is joined by Edgar Moreau in the Cello Sonata and Renaud Capuçon in the violin work. (…) Capuçon, Moreau and Chamayou play it very winningly. “
CD with Glass Violin concerto (Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russel Davies)
” Capuçon’s violin soars high above a descending chaconne bass in the slow middle movement, creating a beautiful glowing sonic halo. “
Timeless in Central Park
” The violinist Renaud Capuçon made a notable Philharmonic debut in Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 3, playing with coppery tone, understated tenderness in the slow movement and charming daring in the finale. “
New York Times, Friday, June 19th