Paul Crossly was born in 1944 in Yorkshire, England. He was discovered as a pianist while in college by the French composer Olivier Messiaen. In 1973, he began to record and perform the complete solo piano collection of composers as prominent as Ravel, Debussy, Fauré, Franck, Poulenc, Janácek and Tippett. He has won many awards for his recordings, including the 1999 Gramophone Award for best Contemporary Music recording (Takemitsu’s Quotation of Dream).
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