French composer Henri Büsser entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1889. He won the 1893 Prix de Rome and led a highly successful career as a composer, conductor, teacher and organist. His compositions for a variety of instruments are exceptional, Cantecor for Horn and Piano being no exception.
As reflected in Cantecor for Horn and Piano, Büsser's compositional style was sophisticated, yet true to the 19th Century French tradition. Elements of Cantecor for Horn and Piano include chromaticism, exploitation of tonality, complex rhythms and significant tempo changes, among other aspects. For all advanced Horn players, Büsser's Cantecor for Horn and Piano is essential for a varied repertoire.