The complete works of Louis Cahuzac
Louis Cahuzac was one of the most influencial and celebrated clarinet players of the 20th century and most prolific as a recording artist. His work as a composer is less widely known and therefore it is with particular pride that this third release from Principal Clarinet of the Paris National Opera Orchestra and International soloist Phiippe Cuper, is dedicated and devoted his teacher and mentor.
With the close relationship between these two players that makes this recording of immense value, being a faithful account of how the pieces were ever meant to be played. This combined with a 20 page booklet with full and informative notes supported with rare photographs makes this an invaluable release.
- The Concertino, after Baermann’s Quintet *
- Pastorale cévenole for clarinet and strings *
- Etude for solo clarinet *
- Sonate Classique Nr1 & 2 for two clarinets *
- Additional French translation
- Arlequin for solo clarinet;
- Cantilèn for clarinet and piano
- Variations sur un air du pays d’Oc for clarinet and piano…
Receiving their world premiere recording *
Philippe Cuper – Clarinet Christine Lagniel piano, Philippe Olivier Devaux 2nd clarinet
Les virtuoses de l’Opéra (Paris) – Christophe Guiot 1st violin, Thibault Vieux 2nd violin, Noëlle Cuper viola, Philippe Feret cello, Catherine Leroy double bass
‘Cuper pays fine homage to one of the masters of the instrument and the sound quality is excellent. There are some terrific photographs in the elegantly produced bi-lingual booklet (English/French) There’s a fabulous colour one of Cahuzac recording in a studio the year before his death whilst sitting on a large russet coloured box.’
Total Time: 74 minutes