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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 - Music box, 29th of January 2024

An album released by Deutsche Grammophon on the 10th of November 2023 featuring Mozart piano quartets recorded by violinist Renaud Capuçon in the company of talented young musicians: Paul Zientara on violin, Stéphanie Huang-cello and Guillaume Bellom on piano.

In 2023, violinist Renaud Capuçon, recently named Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards, also presented throughly other works by Mozart: a disc of the 5 concertos, released on the 29th of September, nominated for the ICMA awards, and another, with sonatas and variations for violin and piano by Mozart, released on the 23rd of June 2023. A project that has also been rounded off with two concerts presented in video format on the Deutsche Grammophon virtual stage: one recorded in 2014, the other in June 2023.

The album released on the 10th ofNovember 2023 appeared only in digital form and inaugurated the Renaud Capuçon brand at Deutsche Grammophon, entitled Beau soir.

It is an opportunity for Renaud Capuçon to introduce his younger collaborators, but also to bring to the public's attention fresh and vigorous versions of works we rarely hear: the two piano quartets by Mozart, written by the composer when he was working on the operas The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

A CD released on the 10th of November 2023, where a famous violinist of our time, Renaud Capuçon, aged 48, born on 27th of January, like Mozart, plays alongside younger musicians he has chosen to support in this way. French violist Paul Zientara, 23 years old, is the winner of several major national and international competitions; in 2022 he played with Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestra of the Théâtre Capitole in Toulouse, and was then invited by Capuçon to his own festival, Nouveaux horizons.

Belgian cellist Stephanie Huang is the winner of the 2022 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, where she won the two Audience Prizes.

Pianist Guillaume Bellom, 31 years, also studied violin and piano at the Paris Conservatoire; he has already been invited as a guest pianist as soloist of major French orchestras and his recordings have received international acclaim.