Gérard Caussé: The Viola Legend

 
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HINDEMITH / MOZART / BERLIOZ / BACH / HUMMEL / etc
Gérard Caussé: The Viola Legend
Gerard Causse (viola) with various performers

[ Warner Classics / 13 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018

"Playing the viola means making it sing - making myself sing" declares Gérard Caussé, who makes this instrument, with its special voice - deep, nostalgic and melancholy - sing like no one else does. This box set, which brings together an incredibly wide repertoire, bears witness to the remarkable career that has made Caussé a viola legend.

Tracks:

MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364/320d
BERLIOZ: Harold en Italie, H 68 (conducted by Michel Plasson & Francois-Rene Duchable)
MOZART: Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 498, "Trio des Quilles"
MOZART: Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563
HANDEL: Suite in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaglia (Arr. Halvorsen)
LISZT: Romance oubliee, S 132a
HUMMEL: Viola Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 5 No. 3
BRUCH: Concerto for Clarinet & Viola in E Minor, Op. 88
BRUCH: 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 83
BRUCH: Romance in F Major, Op. 85
HERZOGENBERG: Legenden, Op. 62
STAMITZ: Stamitz, C: Viola Concerto in D major Op. 1
HINDEMITH: Viola Sonata, Op. 25 No. 1
MOZART: Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 in B-Flat Major, K. 424

and much much more