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Complete piano music

Joseph Martin Kraus (composer), Jacques Després (performer)
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Title
Complete piano music
Composer
Joseph Martin Kraus 1756-1792
Performer
Jacques Després  (piano)
Publisher
Naxos, 2003
1 cd
Recording date
2000
Playing time
01:19:30
EAN
0747313577125
CDR
CAX8458
Placing suggestion
20 - Toetsinstrument (NBLC) K4 - Solo-instrumenten (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Joseph Martin Kraus

Joseph Martin Kraus (20 June 1756 – 15 December 1792), was a German-Swedish composer in the Classical era who was born in Miltenberg am Main, Germany. He moved to Sweden at age 21, and died at the age of 36 in Stockholm. He has been referred to as "the Swedish Mozart", and had a life span very similar to Mozart's.

Life

Childhood

Kraus was born in the South German town of Miltenberg in Lower Franconia, the son of Joseph Bernhard Kraus, a county clerk in the Archbishopric of Mainz, and Anna Dorothea née Schmidt. His father's family, originally from Augsburg, had a small restaurant in Weilbach near Amorbach, while his mother was a daughter of the master-builder at Miltenberg Johann Martin Schmidt. They had 14 children, of whom seven died in childhood; Marianne Kraus was a sister of Joseph's.

After a short stay in Osterburken, the Kraus family moved in 1761 to Buchen (in the Odenwald), where Jo…Read more on Wikipedia