Capriccio

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Though the notion of a disc of violin encores may seem like a holdover from an earlier era that prized a performer's flash above taste, the idea is given new life in this 2008 Virgin release by French violinist Renaud Capuçon. Best known for his work with pianist Martha Argerich, the serious Capuçon might seem to some an unlikely candidate for a disc of flamboyant encores. But Capuçon is not a typical, serious violinist nor are these typical, flamboyant encores. Here, Capuçon has included favorites like Kreisler's "Liebeslied" and Dinicu's "Hora staccato" along with rarities like Stravinsky's "Russian Song" and Szymanowski's "Roxanna's Song" and so cannot be accused of ...
See more details below
CD
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $11.09   
  • New (2) from $11.09   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Though the notion of a disc of violin encores may seem like a holdover from an earlier era that prized a performer's flash above taste, the idea is given new life in this 2008 Virgin release by French violinist Renaud Capuçon. Best known for his work with pianist Martha Argerich, the serious Capuçon might seem to some an unlikely candidate for a disc of flamboyant encores. But Capuçon is not a typical, serious violinist nor are these typical, flamboyant encores. Here, Capuçon has included favorites like Kreisler's "Liebeslied" and Dinicu's "Hora staccato" along with rarities like Stravinsky's "Russian Song" and Szymanowski's "Roxanna's Song" and so cannot be accused of sticking with safe standard repertoire. But whether the work is tried and true or fresh and new, Capuçon's playing makes it all sound vital and vivid. His phrasing in Schubert's "Ave Maria" floats the melody like a singer, his rhythm in Dvorák's "Slavonic Dance" drives the tempo like a dancer, and his effortless virtuosity in Poldini's "Poupée valsante" matches the finest players of the past. Best of all, Capuçon always sounds like himself and no one else. His combination of focused vibrato, smooth register shifts, and burning energy is wholly unique, and whether the work is familiar or unfamiliar, Capuçon makes it his own. Accompanied with sympathy by pianist Jérôme Ducros and recorded in detailed digital sound by Virgin, Capuçon's performances may thrill even jaded violin fans.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • Label: Erato
  • UPC: 094637408728
  • Catalog Number: 3740872
  • Sales rank: 347,536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2 - Felix Mendelssohn & Alain Lanceron (2:23)
  2. 2 Bagatelle for violin & piano, "Die Biene" Op.13/9 - August Wilhelmj & Franz Schubert (1:15)
  3. 3 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6) - Franz Schubert & Renaud Capuçon (4:11)
  4. 4 La capricieuse -- morceau de genre, for violin & piano, Op. 17 - Edward Elgar & Renaud Capuçon (3:56)
  5. 5 Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7) - Antonin Dvorák & Renaud Capuçon (3:09)
  6. 6 Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 17: 3. Un poco triste - Josef Suk & Renaud Capuçon (3:43)
  7. 7 Slavonic Dance No. 1 for violin & piano in G minor (transcription of Dvorák's Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 46/2) - Fritz Kreisler & Renaud Capuçon (3:10)
  8. 8 Hora Staccato for violin & piano (or orchestra) - Grigoras Dinicu & Jascha Heifetz (2:08)
  9. 9 Król Roger (King Roger), opera in 3 acts, Op. 46, M55: Roxana's Song - Karol Szymanowski & Renaud Capuçon (5:25)
  10. 10 Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & Renaud Capuçon (4:22)
  11. 11 Russian Songs (4), for voice & piano: [Excerpt] - Samuel Dushkin & Igor Stravinsky (3:26)
  12. 12 Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 1 for orchestra, Op. 64 bis: Masks - Jascha Heifetz & Sergey Prokofiev (2:09)
  13. 13 Valse sentimentale, for piano (or violin & piano) in F minor, Op. 51/6 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Renaud Capuçon (3:28)
  14. 14 Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), arrangement (from "Orfeo ed Euridice") - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Fritz Kreisler (3:48)
  15. 15 Much Ado About Nothing, suite from the incidental music for violin & piano, Op. 11: Garden scene - Erich Wolfgang Korngold & Renaud Capuçon (5:18)
  16. 16 Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Waltz - Richard Strauss & Vasa Prihoda (7:12)
  17. 17 An einsamer Quelle, for piano, Op. 9/2 (TrV 127/2) - Richard Strauss & Vasa Prihoda (3:37)
  18. 18 The Dancing Doll, for piano ("Poupée Valsante") - Ede Poldini & Renaud Capuçon (2:26)
  19. 19 Liebesleid "Love's Sorrow" for violin & piano - Fritz Kreisler & Renaud Capuçon (3:18)
  20. 20 Er, der Herrlichste von allen, song for voice & piano (Frauenliebe und -leben), Op. 42/2 - Robert Schumann & Renaud Capuçon (2:43)
  21. 21 Du Ring an meinem Finger, song for voice & piano (Frauenliebe und -leben), Op. 42/4 - Robert Schumann & Renaud Capuçon (2:19)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Renaud Capuçon Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously