JACQUES-FÉREOL MAZAS (1782-1849): Le Songe - Élégie sur “La Favorite” de Donizetti, Op. 92, CASIMIR-NEY (1801-1877): Prélude for Solo Viola No. 15, HENRI VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881): Viola Sonata in B Flat, Op. 36, Élégie for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Op. 30, Capricio for Solo Viola in C Minor, Op. 55, Arrangements by Antoine Tamestit: Donizetti: Air de Marie from La Fille du régiment, Air de Léonore “Ô mon Fernand” from La Favorite, Bellini: Casta Diva from Norma.
Catalogue Number: 05S027
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Reference: HMM 902277
Description: Antoine Tamestit (viola), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)Viola fanciers may not have heard of Mazas, the leading French violist of the early 19th century whose 12-minute Le Songe is extravagantly operatic, or his main successor Casimir-Ney, whose 15th of a set of 24 Préludes is also an instrumental appropriation of the bel canto style. Antoine Tamestit (viola), Cédric Tiberghien (piano). .