Franck

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.
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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 ...
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FRANCK Piano Quintet in F minor

Recorded Decca West Hampstead Studios, 4-5 April 1950
Originally released in 1950 as Decca LXT2520
Duration 36:30

Quintetto Chigiano:
Sergio Lorenzi,
piano
Riccardo Brengola,
violin
Mario Benvenuti,
violin
Giovanni Leone,
viola
Lino Filippini,
cello

 


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TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
FRANCK Symphony in D minor
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Studio recordings, 1939-41
Total duration: 2hr 20:33

NBC Symphony Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra

conducted by Artur Rodziński

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LOTHAR Schneider Wibbel – Overture
FRANCK Le Chasseur maudit
ZANDONAI Serenata Medioevale
REZNIČEK Donna Diana – Overture
STRAUSS Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
Studio recordings, 1941/42
Total duration: 77:44

Städtisches Orchester, Berlin
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
conductor Carl Schuricht
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THE MAGIC KEY OF RCA

Marian Anderson - contralto
José Iturbi - conductor, solo piano
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles O'Connell
- conductor, arranger
Eugene Ormandy
- conductor
Leopold Stokowski
- conductor, arranger

Recorded 1937

Total duration: 59:36

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FRANCK Violin Sonata in A major
FAURÉ Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
FAURÉ Berceuse, Op. 16
DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G minor
DEBUSSY (arr. Hartmann) - Minstrels (from Préludes - Book I)


Recorded 1927-1931
Total duration: 65:54

Jacques Thibaud, violin
Alfred Cortot, piano