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César Franck

César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 – 8 November 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life.

He was born at Liège, in what is now Belgium (though at the time of his birth it was part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands). He gave his first concerts there in 1834 and studied privately in Paris from 1835, where his teachers included Anton Reicha. After a brief return to Belgium, and a disastrous reception for an early oratorio Ruth, he moved to Paris, where he married and embarked on a career as teacher and organist. He gained a reputation as a formidable musical improviser, and travelled widely within France to demonstrate new instruments built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

In 1858, he became organist at the Basilica of St. Clotilde, Paris, a position he retained for the rest of his life. He became professor at the Paris Conservatoire in 1872; he took French nationality, a requirement of the appointment. His pupils included Vincent d'Indy, Ernest Chausson, Louis Vierne, Charles Tournemire, Guillaume Lekeu and Henri Duparc. After acquiring the professorship, Franck wrote several pieces that have entered the standard classical repertoire, including symphonic, chamber, and keyboard works.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 10th, 1822 (Liège), Died Paris

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4015 10-in. 11/7/1906 Panis angelicus Edouard Le Bel Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-6200 12-in. 5/18/1908 Le marriage des roses Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-11452 12-in. 1/11/1912 La procession Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-11452 12-in. 10/11/1926 La procession Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14690 12-in. 4/9/1914 Panis angelicus Frances Alda ; Gutia Casini ; Frank La Forge Soprano vocal solo, with piano and cello composer  
Victor C-17121 12-in. 2/5/1916 La procession Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17548 10-in. 4/27/1916 O Lord most holy Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and organ composer  
Victor C-17548 12-in. 4/27/1916 O Lord most holy Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and organ composer  
Victor B-18010 10-in. 6/22/1916 O Lord most holy Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34730 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34731 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34732 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34733 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-38733 12-in. 5/6/1927 Panis angelicus John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39340 12-in. 10/3/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39341 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39342 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39343 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39344 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39345 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-40400 12-in. 10/6/1927 Symphony in D minor : Outline of themes Leopold Stokowski Monologue, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-40419 12-in. 10/20/1927 Sinfonía en re menor : Descripción de temas José Juan Tablada Monologue, with piano composer  
Victor MS-75874 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 9 Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  
Victor MS-75875 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 10 Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  
Victor MS-75879 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 14 Palmer John Clark ; Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears ; The Wessel Company Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franck, César," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.

Franck, César. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.

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