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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 51-75 of 91 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 91 records)

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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