New Releases: Enchanted Isle – Voces8, Schumann – Gautier Capuçon

21 January 2019, 10:00 | Updated: 21 January 2019, 17:27

New Releases: Enchanted Isle – Voces8, Schumann – Gautier Capuçon
New Releases: Enchanted Isle – Voces8, Schumann – Gautier Capuçon. Picture: Decca / Erato

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Enchanted Isle – Voces8


Enchanted Isle – Voces8
Enchanted Isle – Voces8. Picture: Decca

Voces8 return to tradition with a folk-infused album of British and Celtic music on Enchanted Isle.

Timeless British folk tunes are interspersed with modern songs and even some from TV and Film (Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones) in this old-meets-new fusion album.

The album includes powerful choral pieces, a highlight of which is 'Agnus Dei' – Samuel Barber's own vocal arrangement of his Adagio for Strings. There are also two world premiere recordings on the album by the young English composer Toby Hession ('She Walks in Beauty') and Dan Forrest ('The Sun Never Says').

John Brunning's Drive Discovery
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Schumann – Gautier Capuçon


Schumann – Gautier Capuçon
Schumann – Gautier Capuçon. Picture: Erato

Cellist Gautier Capuçon presents a delightful programme of music by Robert Schumann in his new album simply titled Schumann. He is joined by pianist Martha Argerich and his brother, violinist Renaud Capuçon on the album.

The Cello Concerto in A Minor is a particular highlight. Gautier is accompanied effortlessly by the the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Bernard Haitink's baton.

“Bernard Haitink is a wonderfully inspiring guide,” says Gautier, “and Martha Argerich carries me along on the composer’s waves of romanticism and passion.”

This music is deeply romantic but never heavy – the perfect antidote to the winter blues.

My Schumann album is finally released tomorrow and I am really excited about it! I wanted to share with you another...

Posted by Gautier Capuçon on Wednesday, 16 January 2019