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The Capuçon brothers play Faure chamber music

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 30 April 2013

Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Violinist Renaud Capuçon is joined by an ensemble including his brother Gautier on cello, in a concert from Wigmore Hall's Fauré Project, a programme of chamber music which spans the composer's long career.

Gabriel Fauré:
Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor Op. 108
Piano Trio in D minor Op. 120

Renaud Capuçon (violin)
Gérard Caussé (viola)
Gautier Capuçon (cello)
Nicholas Angelich (piano)
Michel Dalberto (piano)

Over the past decade, the Capuçon brothers have become known for their individual approach to chamber music, a style described by the critic of The Telegraph as an 'unfashionably big luxurious tone'. For Renaud Capuçon, individuality in music is everything: he has said "When you listen to those old recordings of great violinists you hear that they use their right arm a lot as a way of expression, where currently many young violinists are using the left hand instead, which makes their play less personal. Hearing this new generation on for instance the radio you don't recognise them."

The Wigmore Hall's Fauré Project explores a composer whose lifetime saw huge changes in musical language, but whose own musical voice remained constant and distinctive. His innovative approach to harmony and fresh treatment of melody can be heard in his youthful First Piano Quartet, which dates from the 1870s. He composed his sublime Piano Trio in D minor in 1923, the year before he died at the age of 79.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Faure, Live from the Wigmore Hall part 1

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré
      00:00

      Gabriel Fauré Sonata no. 2 in E minor Op.108 for violin and piano

      Performer: Nicholas Angelich Performer: Renaud Capucon

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré
      00:00

      Gabriel Fauré Trio in D minor Op.120 for piano and strings

      Performer: Gautier Capucon Performer: Nicholas Angelich Performer: Renaud Capucon

  • Faure, Live from the Wigmore Hall part 2

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré
      00:00

      Gabriel Fauré Sonata no. 1 in D minor Op.109 for cello and piano

      Performer: Gautier Capucon Performer: Michel Dalberto

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré
      00:00

      Gabriel Fauré Quartet no. 1 in C minor Op.15 for piano and strings

      Performer: Gautier Capucon Performer: Gerard Causse Performer: Michel Dalberto Performer: Renaud Capucon

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