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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 (Results 26-50 of 91 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 91 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franck, César," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.

Franck, César. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.

"Franck, César." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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