Causa-Pantillon: The 2 Viola Sonatas & 6 Lieder for Viola and Piano
- CD 2802
- Johannes Brahms
Causa-Pantillon: encounter with Brahms
His first recording for Claves was a hit in 2006. Featuring transcriptions of romantic works (CD 50-2609), its success immediately cried out for a follow-up with a “weightier” repertoire. The choice of Brahms’ two sonatas was in a sense self-evident. As was the choice of the pianist. Who better suited to accompany Ettore Causa on his skyrocketing path than the Brahms specialist at Claves – Marc Pantillon! Author in 2005 of a solo recording featuring Brahms (CD 50-2508) – a recording which truly deserves greater recognition – the pianist from Neuchâtel immediately succumbed to the charm of Ettore Causa’s viola playing. A truly “Claves” encounter! And included in the bargain, opening the recording, six Lieder by Brahms in arrangements by Causa himself: to be enjoyed without moderation!