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19 September 2018, 16:09 | Updated: 19 September 2018, 16:22
Gautier Capuçon’s latest music video reaches new heights… (Note: please don't try this at home)
While filming his latest music video at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, cellist Gautier Capuçon decided to try something new.
For the music video itself he'd been filming Fauré’s Après un rêve on the wing of a plane. But while he had an A320 plane at his disposal, he thought, why not play *inside* the turbine engine? He chose to play the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
(If you happen to have a private jet at your disposal, please do not try this at home).
The video he'd been filming was for a track from his album Intuition. In the video we see Capuçon board a plane with his cello, only for him to reappear moments later on the wing of the plane. He performs with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris conducted by Douglas Boyd (though they are not on the plane).
He wrote on Instagram:
“What a fantastic experience to play Bach Prelude No.1 inside the engine of an Airbus A320… You feel so small inside this engine!”
The French cellist has already performed in the most extreme of places (and climates). Earlier this year he filmed a video for his album Intuition in the middle of the French Alps in sub-zero temperatures. You can watch his performance of Saint-Saëns’ The Swan at a whopping 3,356m here.