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The Complete Works of Louis Cahuzac

The Complete Works of Louis Cahuzac


Concertino (from Baermann’s Quintet) for clarinet and piano; Pastorale cévenole for clarinet and strings, Andante pastoral; Arlequin for solo clarinet; Cantilèn for clarinet and piano Variations sur un air du pays d’Oc for clarinet and piano…


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The complete works of

Louis Cahuzac

Philippe CuperClarinet

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

An important new recording of the complete works of Louis Cahuzac played by Philippe Cuper, who has direct professorial lineage from Louis Cahuzac. One of the great clarinet players of the 20th Century, Cahuzac was also prolific as a recording artist. His work as a composer is less widely known, so it is with particular pride that Clarinet Classics presents the only current CD devoted to the music by Louis Cahuzac.

The following works receiving their World Premiere Recording on CD:

  • The Concertino, after Baermann’s Quintet
  • Pastorale cévenole for clarinet and strings
  • Etude for solo clarinet
  • Sonate Classique Nr1 & 2 for two clarinets
  • 20 page booklet with full and informative notes together with rare photographs.
  • Additional French translation


Complimentary works make up the total programme of this extremely attractive CD; a testament to Louis Cahuzac, one of the most influential and celebrated clarinet players of the 20th century played by Philippe Cuper, Principal Clarinet of the Paris National Opera Orchestra and International soloist on his third CD for Clarinet Classics.

This is a valuable disc of attractive and accessible music and will prove an important addition to clarinet players, enthusiast and CD collectors.

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.’

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Weight 0.234 kg


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