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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 76-91 of 91 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-91 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102595

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