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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born December 10, 1822 (Liège), Died November 8, 1890 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 118 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||CS-050301||12-in.||5/25/1940||Symphony in D minor : Second movement (abridged version)||Charles O'Connell ; Victor Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||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||XE18839-XE18840||12-in.||4/20/1926||Panis angelicus||Giuseppe Danise ; Fredric Fradkin||Baritone vocal solo, with violin, organ, and harp||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franck, César," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.
Franck, César. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595.
"Franck, César." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
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