Program features music written for wind instruments, adapted for viola
The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital by Ettore Causa, viola, and Boris Berman, piano, on Saturday, March 26, at 5 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). The recital was originally scheduled for February 15 but had to be postponed.
The performers, who are both members of the School of Music faculty, will play music originally written for other combinations of instruments – piano and oboe, or piano and clarinet – and adapted here for the viola.
The program will open with Schumann’s Three Romances, Op. 94, originally written for oboe and piano. The second half also opens with Schumann: the Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73, originally written for clarinet. The centerpiece of the evening will be the two Brahms sonatas for clarinet and piano. Unlike the Schumann pieces, these are often played by violists. The Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, no. 1, will conclude the first half, and the Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, no. 2, will close the concert.
Admission to the performance is free.