JEAN CRAS (1879-1932): 4 Danze, 2 Impromptus, Paysages, from Poèmes Intimes: En Islande, Preludio con fughetta and Recueillement.
Catalogue Number: 03S006
Description: Another French naval officer-composer, the sea is almost ever-present in Cras’ music: vastness, water and light, the swells of the water underpinning the melody and, in Recueillement and the Danza Morbida, aquiring a fatalistic, morbid quality which you find in some of Medtner’s darker, more lugubrious piano pieces. Strangely, this is a brand-new recording of the same repertoire this pianist recorded back in 1997 on the same label but with the three Poèmes Intimes added to this one. Jean-Pierre Ferey (piano).