Renaud Capuçon & Friends: Elgar's Piano Quintet
Verbier Festival, 2023
The Verbier Festival’s iconic "Rencontres Inédites" series brings together leading musicians to perform chamber music. In this "unprecedented encounter", live from the Festival’s 30th edition, an all-star line-up present Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor: DG artist Renaud Capuçon, fellow violinist Alexandra Conunova, viola player Lawrence Power, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Alexandre Kantorow. The most substantial of Elgar’s chamber works, the Quintet was completed in early 1919, in a world still overshadowed by war. The sublime, elegiac Adagio at its heart is framed by an enigmatic, unsettling opening movement and a finale that brings the work to an end in a burst of light.
- Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Alexandra Conunova (Violin), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (Cello), Alexandre Kantorow (Piano), Lawrence Power (Viola)