Classical Music Masterclass
will teach you how to decode classical music, to better appreciate it and develop your musical personality.
16 VIDEO LESSONS
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The 16 chapters of the masterclass
MUSIC: SHARING AN ALL-CONSUMING PASSION
" When we play music, what we're really transmitting is a part of ourselves"
Gautier Capuçon will explain his passion while sharing all of his secrets for success and the biggest steps in his career. How to become a great performer: “You have to be a musician first and a cellist second”, “You have to be an actor, and absorb, understand, and love a story, to tell it through music and share it with the audience". In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will also take you on a journey through the great master teachers who led him to excellence. Their differences and complementarity, their work. For the 1st time, the virtuoso will share and discuss archival music and images.
THE SEARCH FOR EXCELLENCE
In this chapter, you’ll hear an exceptional decoding session from the cello class that the virtuoso created and has led at the Louis Vuitton foundation for the past year. Through concrete examples, Gautier Capuçon will share his experiences and what it takes for a musician to reach excellence.
How to bring virtuosity, fervor, and passion into your performance, once you’ve mastered the technique!
TECHNICAL MASTERY AS THE CRUCIAL FOUNDATION FOR PERFORMING A MUSICAL PHRASE
In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will discuss the fundamentals and will use concrete parts of a musician’s work as examples (mastering one's instrument, technical difficulties, scales, solfeggio). The details you’ll learn will allow you to decipher any concert.
"The hours you put into practicing between ages 10 and 20 are the most important, but this work never ceases"
MUSICALITY: HOW TO PRODUCE A MIRACLE
Gautier Capuçon, renowned around the world for his elegant, fervent, and passionate interpretation of musical phrases, will share all his performance secrets in this chapter. How to interpret a phrase in completely different ways, how to turn a rhythmic element into music, how to decipher sheet music, how to understand the story and transpose it, how to create a dialog with other instruments, how to breathe...
A PERPETUAL QUEST FOR SOUND
Sound is the first thing we hear, like a human voice. It’s the musician’s DNA, and gives shape to all expressions and emotions.
In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will show you how to decipher all the parts of sound, and how to sharpen them over time.
THE INSTRUMENT, THE MUSICIAN’S SOUL MATE
"Each instrument has its own personality". In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will speak sincerely about the emotions that each instrument stirs in him. He will also share all of his advice for choosing the best instrument for your personality. He will enthusiastically explain his love for the cello, and the relationship he still has with his instrument.
PHYSICAL PREPARATION: RHYTHM, RITUALS, AND DISCIPLINE
Fatigue linked to posture, physical pressure in the fingers, the hellish rhythm of concerts, time differences, stress. this chapter, ...Gautier Capuçon will explain how he physically and mentally prepares himself, and the lifestyle that is crucial for his success.
FEEDING THE CREATIVE PROCESS
The musician is an actor. He needs to immerse himself in a century, an era, and the composer’s mindset, and translate something he can’t experience himself into music. To do this, a musician has to find inspiration in his cultural environment, family, and daily life… In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will share his secrets for finding inspiration, and assign some listening exercises to help you advance.
HOW DO YOU INTERPRET A PIECE? WHAT ARE THE PERFORMANCE CHOICES INVOLVED?
Using 2 passages of musical works which he specially selected for this master class as examples, Gautier Capuçon will discuss in detail the work that goes into interpreting a composition, and will ask you about possible performance choices while considering the differences between performing historic and contemporary works.
UNDERSTANDING SHEET MUSIC
The composer’s intentions can almost always be understood from the sheet music. In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will explain how to resolve all the mysteries that can be found in sheet music. He will offer his method for deciphering even the smallest details, and understanding the harmony and the general structure.
PLAYING WITH AN ORCHESTRA
In an orchestra, each musician is indispensable for the musical journey. It is important to respect one another. In this lesson, Gautier Capuçon will explain how an orchestra functions, as well as the key moments in both rehearsals and the concert.
THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR
The orchestra conductor’s role is important since he sets the vision for the performance, and provides the musicians with inspiration and the tempo to follow. In this chapter, Gautier Capuçon will discuss the relationships between orchestra conductors and soloists, the importance for musician to be able to assess themselves, and different conducting styles.
PLAYING CHAMBER MUSIC
What chamber music is, and the specific features of the work.
THE CONCERT, THE MUSICIAN’S ULTIMATE GOAL
The concert is the final destination of this musical journey. Preparation, concentration, coming on stage, difficult experiences, intermission, encores, winding down... Gautier Capuçon explains everything that makes up the 30 minutes of a concert, in which as a soloist, a musician must give 150% to the audience
A SOLOIST’S PROFESSION
Gautier Capuçon will explain, in this chapter, his profession as a soloist: the level of organization required, each person’s role in the management team, different artistic priorities, managing tours…
BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL, PASSING AUDITIONS, GAINING RECOGNITION
Musicians may be born, but earning a living through music requires many qualities and sacrifices. Which lessons and career paths to follow, choices to be made, how to prepare for auditions and competitions, the right attitude for the stage, how to stand out, how to handle criticism, how to keep learning and be the best, choosing an agent, managing communication.
On average, our participants give our masterclasses
4.8 out of 5 stars.
Thanks to Gautier Capuçon, I’ll never listen to music the same way again! I can now truly appreciate what I’m listening to! I listened to many of your chapters several times, and I love you! Thank you for putting so much heart into this, thanks again.