Gautier Capuçon releases his new album — Emotions — on Warner/Erato, recorded with Jérôme Ducros, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and Adrien Perruchon.
Following from his 2018 releaseIntuition, Emotions is a collection of short pieces invoking the range and depth of human emotions. With composers ranging from Debussy and Dvorak, to Richter and Qigang Chen, to Leonard Cohen and Edith Piaf, each track has been especially chosen by Capuçon for its special meaning to him and the emotions they inspire: “ they all have a link with my story, my childhood, my life as a musician, as a regular man.” (Gautier Capuçon).
The album also features the choir Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris for a special arrangement of Schubert’s Ave Maria in honour of Notre Dame Cathedral. Capuçon felt so affected by the fire in 2019, he chose to include an homage in this deeply personal album.
Although conceived and recorded prior to the global pandemic, Emotions reflects what many have been feeling and experiencing during the recent months. In support and solidarity of community and music, Capuçon travelled across France throughout July and August 2020 performing repertoire from Emotions outdoors to local communities, in a tour he came to call ‘Un Ête en France.’