The Capucon brothers and Brahms

Renaud and Gautier Capuçon perform Brahms's piano trios alongside pianist Nicolas Angelich

Composer: Brahms
Repertoire: Piano Trios
Artists: Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Nicolas Angelich (piano)
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Virgin Classics 545 6532

The young French brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon are clearly being groomed for greatness by Virgin and in this partnership with pianist Nicolas Angelich, that looks justified. These are spacious and gracious accounts of pinnacles of the trio repertoire, giving Brahms’s great, arching melodies all the oxygen they need. With lashings of energy in the C minor and passionate, yearning romanticism in the B major, these recordings will be enjoyed for years.