Renaud Capuçon divides his time between his career as a soloist, teaching violin and chamber music that he has never left. He enjoys playing with his fellow musicians in a quartet between world tours. He always goes back to Beethoven, especially his final quartets which are a bible for musicians as they build on a visionary aspect of style which has never stopped fascinating performers and music lovers to this day. In the final Quartet No. 16, the light appears as a final nod to the romantic genius playing with the rules of his time as the question arises in capitals in the score: " Muss es sein?" [Must it be?]… Beethoven's last call, metaphysical this time, to his era and the future.
Pre-performance talk : "Being a quartet" by Jean-Claire Vançon, musicologist