Renaud Capuçon & Igor Levit

Bach, Busoni & Franck
Wednesday 05 April - 20h30
Conservatoire Darius Milhaud
Edition 2023
© Caroline Doutre & Felix Broede/Sony Classical

While Renaud Capuçon needs no introduction, especially at the Easter Festival, the same cannot be said for the prodigiously talented Igor Levit.

According to Le Monde, the German-Russian pianist comes off as a “likeable wizard”, thanks to his exceptional palette of sound and extremely sure-fingered velocity.

They bring us an eclectic programme of sonatas for violin and piano: Bach’s masterful Violin Sonata in F Major, the almost “Brahmsian” Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor (1900) by Italian composer Ferrucio Busoni – a huge admirer of Bach – and César Franck’s famed Violin Sonata (1886), whose melancholic yet romantic swoops inspired Marcel Proust’s imaginary “Vinteuil Sonata”.

Renaud Capuçon, violin
Igor Levit, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Sonata in F Major BWV 1018

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor BV 244 - op. 36a

César Franck (1822-1890)
Violin Sonata, FWV 8

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