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Title
La flûte de Pan & quintettes
Other title
La flûte de Pan et quintettes
Composer
Jean Cras 1879-1932
Performer
Sophie Karthäuser  (sopraan) Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden  (piano) Matthijs Koene  (panfluit) Oxalys  (ensemble)
Publisher
Passacaille, 2019
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
2018
Playing time
01:09:00
EAN
5425004840677
CDR
CJX10884

About Jean Cras

Jean Émile Paul Cras (French: [ʒɑ̃ kʁaz]; 22 May 1879 – 14 September 1932) was a 20th-century French composer and career naval officer. His musical compositions were inspired by his native Brittany, his travels to Africa, and most of all, by his sea voyages. As a naval commander he served with distinction in the Adriatic Campaign during World War I.

Biography

Life and naval career

Cras was born and died in Brest. His father was naval medical officer. He was accepted into the navy at the age of seventeen. As a midshipman cadet on the Iphigénie, he fought in the Americas, the West Indies and Senegal. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1908. His mathematical skills led to his proposing a number of innovations in technical practices which were adopted by the navy, including his inven…Read more on Wikipedia

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