Album: Renaud CapuCon, Mozart: Violin Concertos 1 & 3; Sinfonia Concertante (Virgin Classics)

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This is only the second solo concerto recording in Renaud Capuçon's illustrious oeuvre, though he has been known to perform the Sinfonia Concertante with his brother in an arrangement for violin and cello, rather than as here, with viola player Antoine Tamestit. The delicate filigree of Capuçon's trills in the opening movement of the Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat major offers an early indication of his approach, elegantly understated yet powerful enough to sustain the essential equilibrium between his own part and the accompanying Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Louis Langrée.

The Concertante and the Violin Concerto No 3 in G major are likewise executed with a similarly subtle blend of strength and sweetness.

Download this: 'Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat major'