Elgar: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata – Renaud Capuçon

March 12, 2021, 9:00 am

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Elgar’s Violin Concerto – distinctively passionate and nostalgic – is one of the great late-Romantic concertos. “It is a huge piece,” says violinist Renaud Capuçon, “both in terms of its length and its romantic and noble nature.” This is Capuçon’s first recording with Sir Simon Rattle, here conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Paired with the concerto on this album is Elgar’s Violin Sonata, first performed in 1919. Capuçon, who calls the sonata “a work of nobility and tenderness,” is joined by one of the leading British pianists of today, Stephen Hough.