Cras: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio, Largo for cello & piano


Jean Cras (1879–1932) was a self-taught composer who spent much of his life reluctantly serving in the French navy. Despite lack of formal musical training, his compositional fluency is impressive – large-scale grandeur cast in the musical idiom of Cesar Franck, with recourse to contrapuntal passages to stiffen the texture. ...

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