For the Record, Op. 49: Renaud Capuçon; Kyung Wha Chung; Chloë Hanslip

March 22, 2018, 7:25 AM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Renaud Capucon
Renaud Capuçon. Photo by C. Darmigny.

If you have a new recording you would like us to consider for inclusion in our Thursday "For the Record" feature, please e-mail Editor Laurie Niles. Be sure to include the name of your album, a link to it and a short description of what it includes.

Bartok Violin Concertos 1 and 2
Renaud Capuçon, violin
London Symphony Orchestra, Francois-Xavier Roth conducting

French violinist Renaud Capuçon performs both of Bela Bartok's violin concertos, which were composed almost three decades apart and inhabit very different emotional and musical worlds. BELOW: Bartók Violin Concerto 1, excerpt from I. Andante

Beau Soir
Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Kevin Kenner, piano

Kyung Wha Chung and Kevin Kenner perform a program of French works, including César Franck's Violin Sonata; Claude Debussy’s "Preludes" and "Beau Soir"; Gabriel Faure’s "Berceuse" and Franck’s Mass in A Major.BELOW: Fauré Violin Sonata in A - Allegro

Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Volume 2
Chloë Hanslip, violin
Danny Driver, piano

This is the second volume in a series of recordings of Beethoven Violin Sonatas by violinist Chloë Hanslip and pianist Danny Driver (Here is a link to Volume 1) On Volume 2 they perform Violin Sonata No.4. Sonata No. 5 (the "Spring" Sonata) as well as Sonata No.7. BELOW: Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonata ‘Spring,’ movement 2:

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March 23, 2018 at 01:08 PM · I love Renaud Capuçon. If you are working on the Beethoven Romances then his youtube videos are absolute must-sees. I think he's such an elegant violinist who plays with great taste. I would love to hear him play Bartok because obviously that's much different from early Beethoven.

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