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Renaud Capucon

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Renaud Capucon reviews

"... Capuçon, who's a telling presence in his collaborations with Martha Argerich, is no less of a presence here, (Mozart Concerti Nos. 1 and 3 and Sinfonia Conertante, Virgin Classics with Louis Langree and Antoine Tamestit)... exposing a range of emotion in the Adagio of K207...." —Gramophone - July, 2009 "... the performance that really caught one's attention was French violinist Renaud Capuçon (also in his Bowl debut) making a fresh thing out of the overplayed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. This was tremendous playing -- straightforward, unsentimental, yet beautifully shaded, surmounting all technical barriers with unshowy ease, a solid sustained line in the slow movement and genuine wit in the Rondo. The printed program revealed that Capuçon was playing the 1737 Guarneri del Gesú violin that used to belong to Isaac Stern, so it was no wonder that its rich, generous tone, with a hint of an edge, sounded so familiar. Stern can rest easy; his fiddle has found a good home." —The Los Angeles Times - July, 2008 "Capuçon is stunning - almost as much of an actor as a musician, so carefully does he characterize each note...he moves from youthful dash to naïve sentimentality and pouting sensuousness with ease..." BBC Music MagazineBBC Music Magazine "Capuçon exquisitely slips from silken tones to gritty determination and back as the music demands." —Classic FM