Music for Viola.

Lise Berthaud:

  • Music for Viola

Every Viola player knows that music for her/his instrument is quite limited. Other than the string quartet repertoire and music by Paul Hindemith, there is the famous “Harold in Italy” for viola and orchestra by Hector Berlioz, as well as a few works with piano accompaniment.

As such, the well-known viola music gets interpreted and recorded repeatedly.

This CD will be released in mid-January next year, and will feature well-known, beautiful music by the following composers:

Schumann, Schubert, Brahms


  • Viola Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2


  • Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’, D821


  • Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113

Performed by Lise Berthaud (viola) and Adam Laloum (piano)

Lise Berthaud studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, with Gérard Caussé. In 2005, she won the Hindemith Prize at the Geneva International Competition, was short listed by the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2009 as ‘Révélation de l’Année’ (Newcomer of the Year).

Pianist Adam Laloum studied at the Paris Conservatoire before receiving international recognition when he won 1st Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Piano Competition. Laloum has founded a piano trio ‘Les Esprits’.

Both performers have played with prestigious orchestras and have appeared on famous stages and festivals. This is their first recital together, and it is Lise Berthaud’s debut recording.

Here is Lise Berthaud in some rare, new music for viola, composed by Guillaume Connesson, as performed by Lise Berthaud (viola) and Jérôme Ducros (piano)



And next, here is Schumann’s “Märchenerzählungen” arranged for clarinet, viola, and piano:



Tags: Lise Berthaud. Adam Laloum, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert