JEAN CRAS (1879-1932): Suite en Duo for Violin and Piano, 4 Pièces for Violin and Piano, Poèmes Intimes for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 02O053
Description: The Suite was originally written for flute and harp and appeared in that format on a recent Timpani release (12N054). The other violin-piano work, the 4 Pièces consists of an Air Varié possibly written as an exercise for Cras' son and three other items intended for professional violinists: Habanera, Evocation and Eglogue. Lasting just over half an hour, the group of "Intimate Poems", composed at various times between 1902 and 1911, often show the melancholy and sadness associated with Cras' Breton countrymen. Marie-Annick Nicolas (violin), Jean-Pierre Ferey (piano). Original 1996 release (Grand Prix du Disque 1997).