2017.12.11 19.30

Grand Hall

David Fray, Gérard Caussé & Paul Meyer Chamber Recital

Chamber Music – Tuned for Grand Hall

David Fray, Gérard Caussé & Paul Meyer Chamber Recital

J. S. Bach:
Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV 529
Sonata No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op. 120/1
8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op.83 (excerpts)
Piano Trio in E-flat major, K. 498 (ʻKegelstatt’)
David Fray (piano); Gérard Caussé (viola); Paul Meyer (clarinet)

“We should be grateful to Mozart because the history of the viola really only started with him. Before this, the viola was nothing more than a sort of unconventional instrument, an oversized violin or undersized cello. It is thanks to Mozart that today we are capable of managing the differences between the violin and viola in place.” This quote regarding Mozart is by French violist Gérard Caussé, and there can be no better proof of the attraction the composer felt towards the viola than the fact that he wrote not the piano part but the viola part for himself in the iconic Kegelstatt Trio. At the closing concert of the Liszt Academy series Chamber Music – Tuned for Grand Hall, Gérard Caussé takes the viola part, and he is joined by Paul Meyer, renowned the world over both as a clarinettist and conductor, as well as star pianist David Fray, a familiar face to Hungarian audiences and praised for his sensitive, lyrical play. Their programme opens with Bach’s dynamic trio sonata (C major) so extraordinarily rich in ambience and tone, followed by the sonata of Brahms equally popular in clarinet and viola transcriptions. No concert programme for clarinet, viola and piano would be complete without Schumann’s Fairy Tales cycle, which although being one of the composer’s final works still projects notes of gaiety and delirious joy.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 900, 4 100, 5 200, 6 500