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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 November 8th, 1890 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

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  
Victor MS-75880 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 15 Palmer John Clark ; Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears ; The Wessel Company Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  
Victor MS-75881 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 16 Palmer John Clark ; Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears ; The Wessel Company Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  
Victor CS-81587 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81588 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81589 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81590 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81591 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81592 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81593 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-81594 12-in. 2/1/1934 Sonata in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CVE-89254 12-in. 4/3/1935 Panis angelicus S. Archer Gibson Organ solo composer  
Victor CS-94630 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94631 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94632 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94633 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94634 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94635 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94636 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94637 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94638 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94639 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94640 12-in. 12/30/1935 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-94650 12-in. 1/15/1936 Panis angelicus Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor LCS-100350 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/6/1936 Nocturne Martin W. Bush ; Mable Allen Smails Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1922-04-24-01] 12-in. 4/24/1922 Symphony : Second movement, part 1 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1922-04-24-02] 12-in. 4/24/1922 Symphony : Second movement, part 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1922-04-24-03] 12-in. 4/24/1922 Symphony : Second movement, part 3 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-04011 12-in. 1/10/1937 Grand pièce symphonique : Andante Charles M. Courboin Organ solo composer  
Victor CS-07602 12-in. 4/19/1937 Grande pièce symphonique : Andante Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-036950 12-in. 5/15/1939 La procession Marjorie Lawrence ; Felix Wolfes Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-071752 10-in. 1/31/1942 Panis angelicus Emile Coté ; Frank Parker ; Victor Mixed Chorus Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and organ composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-10-05-04] Not documented 10/5/1915 Sonata : Fantasie Natalie Boshko ; Victoria Boshko Piano and violin duet composer  
Columbia 47319 10-in. 1/26/1917 Panis angelicus Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47320 10-in. 1/26/1917 Le marriage des roses Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37209 12-in. ca. 1915 Variations symphoniques, part 1 Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 6865 12-in. approximately 1916 Sonata in A major : Allegretto William Murdoch ; Albert Sammons Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia 6866 12-in. approximately 1916 Sonata in A major : Allegro William Murdoch ; Albert Sammons Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia 75015 12-in. 12/12/1921 Le chasseur maudit, part 1 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 75016 12-in. 12/12/1921 Le chasseur maudit, part 2 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Brunswick X12498-X12499 12-in. 2/8/1924 Panis angelicus Giuseppe Danise ; Fredric Fradkin Baritone vocal solo, with violin, harp, and organ composer  
Brunswick XC2988 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2989 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2990 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2991 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2992 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2993 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2994 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick XC2995 12-in. 2/20/1929 Sonata in A major Edward Goll ; Henri Verbruggen Violin and piano duet composer  
Brunswick 1719bmp 12-in. 1930 Redemption : Interlude Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1720bmp 12-in. 1930 Redemption : Interlude Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1793bmp 12-in. 1930 Le chasseur maudit Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1794½bmp 12-in. 1930 Le chasseur maudit Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1796bmp 12-in. 1930 Le chasseur maudit Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1872bmp 10-in. 1930 Chorale no. 3 in A minor, pt. 1 Charles Tournemire Organ solo composer  
Brunswick 1873bmp 10-in. 1930 Chorale no. 3 in A minor, pt. 2 Charles Tournemire Organ solo composer  
Brunswick 1874bmp 10-in. 1930 Chorale no. 3 in A minor, pt. 3 Charles Tournemire Organ solo composer  
Brunswick 1875bmp 10-in. 1930 Chorale no. 3 in A minor, pt. 4 Charles Tournemire Organ solo composer  
Brunswick XE18839-XE18840 12-in. 4/20/1926 Panis angelicus Giuseppe Danise ; Fredric Fradkin Baritone vocal solo, with violin, organ, and harp composer  
Edison 5392 10-in. 2/21/1917 Panis angelicus Jacques Urlus Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 5843½h 10-in. 1908 Panis angelicus Berthe Auguez de Montalant ; Léon Beyle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc17801 12-in. 10/7/1929 Chorale no. 1 in E major Guy Weitz Organ solo composer  
Gramophone Cc17802 12-in. 10/7/1929 Chorale no. 1 in E major Guy Weitz Organ solo composer  
Decca DGG 2363 1951 Symphonic variations: Part 1 Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Géza Anda composer  
Decca DGG 2364 1951 Symphonic variations: Part 2 Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Géza Anda composer  
Decca DGG 2365 1951 Symphonic variations: Part 3 Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Géza Anda composer  
Decca DGG 2366 1951 or earlier Symphonic variations: Part 4 Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Géza Anda composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franck, César," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.

Franck, César. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.

"Franck, César." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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