Louis Cahuzac, classical music composer
Louis (Jean Baptiste) Cahuzac
(12 July 1880 – 9 August 1960) was a French clarinetist and composer. Cahuzac was an outstanding performer and one of the few clarinetists who made a career as a soloist in the first part of the 20th century.
Louis Cahuzac was born in Quarante,south France. His teachers were Felix Pagès in Toulouse conservatoire and Cyrille Rose in Paris conservatoire.
Cahuzac made the first recording of Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto, a piece originally written for the Danish clarinetist Aage Oxenvad.
On 22 November 1956, at the age of 76, he recorded the Clarinet Concerto in A major by Paul Hindemith for the EMI music label under the composer's baton.
He was a great teacher also and many students became famous like Yona Ettlinger,Hans Rudolph Stadler,Gervase de Peyer,André Boutard (Paris Opera) or Gilbert Voisin (Geneva international prize winner in 1950) and Palle Nehammer. Cahuzac died at Bagnères-de-Luchon.
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