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Renaud Capucon | Khatia Buniatishvili play Chamber Music San Francisco / San Francisco Examiner

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From the start, violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili have had a musical relationship that was utterly natural. The virtuosos, performing together in San Francisco for the first time this week in a Chamber Music San Francisco presentation, are playing a program featuring César Franck's Violin Sonata. The melodic, sensuous, light-filled piece has special meaning for them.

"Khatia and I met over Franck's sonata," Capuçon, 39, says. "This is the sonata that sealed our musical partnership, the sheer joy of playing together."

The concert also features other works from their 2014 recording "Franck, Grieg, Dvorak: Sonatas for Violin & Piano," which, according to liner notes, is a "delectable program of Romantic sonatas for violin and piano – all, extraordinarily, composed within a year in 1886-87."   READ THE FULL San Francisco Examiner ARTICLE