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Capucon Brothers

December 16, 2011

On Top of the World

One critic said a recent performance by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic was "like sitting on top of the orchestra world." But the praise wasn't just for the orchestra. Part of what made the concert so electrifying was the two soloists, brothers Renaud and Gautier Capucon. They teamed up for the Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. We'll hear it in today's show.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Gavotte from English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808, and Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784
    Renaud Capucon, violin, Gautier Capucon, cello
  • Traditional (Arranged by Mark O'Connor)
    Away in a Manger
    Renee Fleming, soprano, Mark O'Connor, violin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andreas Delfs, conductor
  • Traditional (Arranged by New York Polyphony)
    Away in a Manger
    New York Polyphony
  • Johannes Brahms
    Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello, Op. 102
    Renaud Capucon, violin, Gautier Capucon, cello, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Johann Halvorsen
    Passacaglia (After Handel's Suite No. 7 in G Minor)
    Renaud Capucon, violin, Gautier Capucon, cello
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

hour 2

  • Johann Pachelbel
    Canon and Gigue
    Festival Musicians
    Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bruce Adolphe
    Santa and Isolde
    The Metropolitan Opera Brass
  • Richard Strauss
    Don Juan
    The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor
    Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
  • Traditional (Arranged by Robert Lucas de Pearsall)
    In Dulci Jubilo
    Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier, director
  • Jules Massenet
    The Last Sleep of the Virgin, from La Vierge
    The City of Birmingham Symphony, Louis Fremaux, conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Minuet from String Quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5
    The St. Lawrence String Quartet
    St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Paul
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