Intuition, a captivating album of short pieces for solo cello with piano or orchestra, has been conceived by Gautier Capuçon to "reflect the story of my life and follow the various stages in my emotional development." It brings together much-loved numbers by composers such as Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Dvorak and Elgar with newer music by Astor Piazzolla, the Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima and the pianist Jérôme Ducros, who also appears on the album. "Since childhood, intuition has guided me on my journey through the cello landscape," explains Capucon. "Before horsehair vibrates across strings, before technique and training kick in; music begins with intuition."
Saint-Saëns / Fauré / Massenet / Tchaikovsky / Dvořák / Paganini / Rachmaninov / Elgar / Piazzolla / Sollima, composer
Douglas Boyd, direction
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Jérôme Ducros, piano
Orchestre de chambre de Paris