"Renaud Capuçon Shines in Magical Saint-Saëns and Ravel"
www.bachtrack.com, Renée Reitsma - maandag 2 april 2012
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Jean-Philippe Tremblay (orkestdebuut) met Renaud Capuçon (viool); De Vrijdag van Vredenburg, 30 maart 2012 (> meer informatie)
"Conductor Jean-Philippe Tremblay was a last-minute replacement of Serge Baudo, but he more than held his own. Conducting the orchestra with an energy that reminded me of fellow French-Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tremblay had contagious enthusiasm while still being in full control. The orchestra obviously responded well to him.
Ravel’s Tzigane is an absolutely fascinating piece for violin and orchestra. (...) Capuçon’s playing was breathtaking; his solo contained a raw energy and sound that elevated the Tzigane from being merely virtuosic (it really demands everything of the violinist) to a piece of music with emotional depth. This rawness was retained by Capuçon throughout the piece, playing melodies that ranged from haunting to manic. The role of the orchestra in Tzigane really is submissive to the violin, offering the comforting background to the prominent violin. Despite this, the performance seemed symbiotic, with musicians feeding off each other’s energies and the orchestra: Capuçon and Tremblay brought the best out in each other."
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