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Abu Dhabi Classics presents violinists David Fray & Renaud Capucon

20 Jan 2017  20:00 - 22:00  Manarat Al Saadiyat

20 Jan 2017

20:00 - 22:00

Manarat Al Saadiyat


Set to be a night to remember with two major classical artists of our time, the French violinist Renaud Capuçon teams up with pianist David Fray for a spectacular night of Bach and Beethoven sonatas. This duo is known for its originality and artistry in interpretations of composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Ravel, Shostakovich, Brahms, and Schubert. Fray is considered one of the most appealing listening experiences of present times as he sounds like no other pianist on record. His love for Bach is reflected through his work, “Bach is the beginning and the end of everything. You have everything with Bach—everything. He summarized all the music that existed before him, but he also anticipated everything that could be done after him.” Capuçon is known for his love for chamber music. He has won several prizes for both violin and chamber music. As a soloist, Capuçon has collaborated with major orchestras as well as world renowned conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Daniel Harding.
Their exceptional duo has earned ravish critiques and has been described as a “Poetical celebration of two artists who embody their instruments and in result deliver emotional performances”.

J. S. Bach, Violin Sonata in F minor, No.5, BWV 1018
L. Van Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F major, “Spring”, op. 24
J. S. Bach, Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1024
L. Van Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, op.30 No.2
Sonate pour piano et violon n°7 en ut mineur, opus 30 n°2


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