Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations
- (Gautier Capucon)
- Format: CD
Beethoven: Cello sonatas & variations - Gautier Capuçon - Following on from last year's live recording of the Shostakovich cello concertos, this album sees Gautier return to the studio with his friend and recital partner of many years, Frank Braley, in a program of Beethoven's Sonatas for Cello and Piano. In addition the album includes Beethoven's wonderful variations on three different themes - two on arias from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte, and the other from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus. This is the first new recording of the complete Beethoven cello works for some time and is a long-awaited release. Making a guest appearance on the album is Erato cellist Edgar Moreau, who plays in the group of pieces by Falla. "This was the first time Edgar and I played together," says Garcia. "It felt spontaneous, like two friends getting to know each other."