Capuçon Brothers play Fauré, Brahms, Ravel

Part of Birmingham International Concert Season 2012/13… more events…

Part of Entertaining Erdington… more events…

Monday 29th April

Town Hall, 7:30pm

Renaud Capuçon violin

Gautier Capuçon cello

Michel Dalberto  piano

  Fauré   Piano Trio in D minor 22’
Brahms   Piano Trio No 2 in C 32’
Ravel   Piano Trio in A minor 28’

Following last season’s hugely praised Town Hall concert, the remarkable Capuçon Brothers return by popular demand, this time with pianist Michel Dalberto. They’ve chosen music of graceful, transient beauty by Ravel and Fauré to frame Brahms’s Second Piano Trio, the latter warm, genial and full of musical wisdom.   www.thsh.co.uk

6pm Free pre-concert recital for ticket holders. Winner of the THSH/Birmingham Conservatoire 2012 recital competition, pianist Magdalena Wajdzik plays Chopin, Ravel and Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata.

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Review by Gareth Ceredig, Birmingham Post:

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…     “The technical glitter of the Ravel was delivered with just the right  nonchalant precision, and the third-movement passacaglia’s ascetic aura was  captured effectively in the only genuinely pianissimo piano playing of the  evening.

 Though less overtly virtuosic, Fauré’s late work (completed in 1923) is the  more difficult of the two to bring off in performance, the master mélodiste  tempering the lyricism of the first two movements with an eager, rhythmic finale  that is never quite allowed off the leash.

A lifetime of making music together was evident in the Capuçons’ seamlessly  matched melodic weight and faultless intonation – the opening Allegro ma non  troppo, a miniature masterpiece of sinuous extended phrases and delicate  harmonic shifts, receiving a particularly affectionate performance.”     …

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