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Faure songs
Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano);

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FRANCK, Cesar
b Liege, 10 December 1822
d Paris, 12 November 1890, aged sixty-seven

He and his brother showed marked musical gifts at an early age and were sent to the Liege Conservatory When he was twelve he had already completed his first tour as a pianist with his violinist brother. In 1837 he entered the Paris Conservatory, and did concert tours in 1842 to 1843. He settled down to teaching, which was an unceasing round of drudgery for the rest of his life travelling to pupils on weekdays, and working as an organist and choirmaster at weekends. In 1872 he was made professor of organ at the Conservatory where his pupils included d'Indy, Chausson and Pierné. He died as a result of being knocked down by a horse omnibus.

1840 (18)

Three Piano Trios in F# m: Bb: Bm, Op 1

1842 (20)

Piano Trio No 4 in B major

1843 (21)

Andante quietoso for violin and piano in A major

1846 (24)

Ruth, cantata

Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, symphonic poem (c1846)

1851-2 (29-30)

Le valet de ferme, opera

1858 (36)

Ave Maria, motet

1865 (43)

The Tower of Babel, oratorio

1872 (50)

Panis Angelicus, for voice, organ, harp, cello and double-bass

1874 (52)

Redemption, cantata with symphonic interlude

1876 (54)

Les Eolides, symphonic poem

1878 (56)

Cantabile for organ

Fantaisie in A major for organ

Piece heroique, for organ

1879 (57)

Beatitudes, cantata

Piano Quintet in F minor

1880 (58)

L'Organiste, fifty-five pieces for harmonium

1881 (59)

Rebecca, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1882 (60)

Le chasseur maudit, symphonic poem

Hulda, opera (1882-5)

1884 (62)

Les djinns, symphonic poem for piano and orchestra

Prélude, Chorale et Fugue for piano

'Nocturne' song

1885 (63)

Symphonic Variations, for piano and orchestra

1886 (64)

Violin Sonata in A major

1887 (65)

Prelude, Chorale et Finale for piano

1888 (66)

Symphony in D minor (1886-8)

Psyche, symphonic poem

Ghisele, opera (1888-90)

1889 (67)

String Quartet in D major

1890 (68)

Chorales for organ

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