For the Record, Op. 147: Hilary Hahn's 'Paris'; Renaud Capucon's Elgar Concerto and Sonata

March 7, 2021, 9:45 PM · 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!

Hilary Hahn, Renaud Capucon
Violinist recordings: Left, Hilary Hahn; right, Renaud Capucon (photo by Paul Marc Mitchell).

Hilary Hahn, violin
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck conducting

Hilary Hahn's newest album contains Ernest Chausson’s Poème, Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 and the late Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s "Deux Sérénades." Read more about it in our interview with Hilary. BELOW: From the album, Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 - II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo:

Elgar: Violin Concerto – Violin Sonata
Renaud Capuçon
Stephen Hough, piano
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle conducting

Elgar’s violin concerto "is a huge piece, both in terms of its length and its romantic and noble nature," said violinist Renaud Capuçon. This is Capuçon’s first recording with Sir Simon Rattle, here conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Paired with the concerto on this album is Elgar's violin sonata, first performed in 1919. Capuçon, who calls the sonata “a work of nobility and tenderness," is joined by one of British pianist Stephen Hough. BELOW: Capucon and Hough perform Elgar's Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82: III. Allegro, non troppo.

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.

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