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Louis Cahuzac (1880-1960)

The French clarinettist Louis Cahuzac was born at Quarante on the 12th July 1880 and died at Luchon 9th August 1960. His farther, an amateur musician took charge of his early training. He attended Toulouse Conservatoire and then the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Cyril Rose. The set work for the solo de concours in 1898 was Widonr’s Introduction and Rondo. Cahuzac won second prize. The following year he won first prize playing Messager’s Solo de Concours.


‘…Seranata in Vano whose first (1937) recording made by friends of the composer (including Oxenvad) has been reissued in the Clarinet Classics release – a document worth cherishing. The same reissue gives us the Wind Quintet in its own first recording (1936), again by Nielsen’s friends, four of them original members of the group the composer wrote the work for. An invaluable document of spare precise, yet highly personal playing.’ AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE