Elgar - Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata

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Elgar - Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata

Simon Rattle, Renaud Capucon (violin), Stephen Hough (piano), London Symphony Orchestra

£10.35

There’s something little short of miraculous about this new Elgar disc from French violinist Renaud Capuçon. Much of it is to do with the circumstances: had it not been for the strictures imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it might never have happened, but the time made available and the limitations on opportunities conspired to create the conditions for sessions, within just a few days in September 2020, to record the Violin Sonata and Violin Concerto in quick succession in London. And this is the other miracle: the pairing of these two great works – the Concerto conceived in a very personal vein at the height of the Edw... read more

There’s something little short of miraculous about this new Elgar disc from French violinist Renaud Capuçon. Much of it is to do with the circumstances: had it not been for the strictures imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it might never have happened, but the time made availabl... read more

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