Editors’ Notes The French cellist showcases the instrument's many personalities in this wide-ranging album that mixes well-known gems, such as Massenet’s “Méditation,” with the most gorgeous discoveries. Giovanni Sollima’s ‘“Violoncelles, Vibrez!” is an achingly beautiful, heartfelt work for cello duo and strings, while, in the transcription of Dvorak’s song “Lasst mich allein,” Capuçon allows his cello to soar in song. Capuçon is captivating in Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and thrilling in Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango, the album’s grand finale. But the vibrant highlight is Track Two—his pianist Jerome Ducros’s exuberant “Encore,” music of breathtaking virtuosity and red-blooded passion.

SONG
Thaïs: Méditation
1
6:12
 
Encore
2
6:49
 
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le cygne (Transc. Vidal)
3
3:28
 
Violoncelles, Vibrez!
4
10:10
 
4 Lieder, Op. 82, B. 157: No. 1, Lasst mich allein
5
4:10
 
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (Transc. Walter)
6
2:44
 
Elfentanz, Op. 39 (Transc. Ludmány)
7
2:21
 
El cant dels ocells (Arr. Casals)
8
3:12
 
Variations on One String on a Theme from Rossini's "Mosè in Egitto" (Transc. Fournier)
9
7:04
 
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: II. Andante cantabile (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra)
10
7:29
 
14 Romances, Op. 34: No. 14, Vocalise (Transc. Leon)
11
5:32
 
Original Rags (Arr. Förster)
12
2:26
 
From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68: V. Silent Woods
13
5:39
 
3 Mélodies, Op. 7: No. 1, Après un rêve (Transcr. Büsser)
14
3:27
 
Le Grand Tango
15
10:49
 

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