Les Prodiges – Saison 3 displays the most exciting performers to emerge from the 2016 season of French TV talent contest Les Prodiges, in which all the young contestants are classically trained. The inaugural season in 2014 produced a winner in violinist-cellist Camille Berthollet, now a best-selling Warner Classics artist. Here the focus is on the winner of 2016, the clarninetist Marin Chapoutot. In an album of beautiful pieces for clarinet, including Gounod Ave Maria and Puccini E lucevan le stelle from Tosca, as well as trios by Rota and Bruch; works with orchestra include the theme from the film The Mission, the slow movement of Mozart’s clarinet concerto and the cat’s theme from Peter and the Wolf.
The album features Erato artist and Les Prodiges judge Gautier Capuçon as guest artist.