Warner Classics & Erato has this month announced the release of superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon’s new album: Schumann.
Recorded with pianist Martha Argerich, violinist Renaud Capuçon, conductor Bernard Haitink with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the disc features live performances of Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor, Adagio and Allegro, Fantasiestücke Op. 73, Stücke im Volkston - and Fantasiestücke Piano Trio Op. 88.
"The idea for this disc came from my memory of these beautiful live Schumann chamber works recordings I was fortunate to record in concert with pianist Martha Argerich and my brother, violinist Renaud Capuçon at the Lugano Festival in Switzerland a number of years ago ... " Gautier has told The Violin Channel.
"I then thought how great these gems would couple with a live recording of Schumann's Cello Concerto ... and I remembered back to a wonderful live performance which had been recorded with Maestro Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Concertgebouw ... this performance stuck in my mind like no other, i remembered it coming together just so naturally ..." he has said.
"I hope listeners can enjoy the special nature of these live recordings ... recording live is challenging with many many added pressures, but I hope people will enjoy these very special performances, with very special collaborators, as much as I did."
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Martha Argerich, Piano
Renaud Capuçon, Violin
Bernard Haitink & Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Warner Classics & Erato