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Franck: Messe A-dur Op 12 Für Soli, Chor Und Orchester

Release Date: 10/29/2002 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95431   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  César Franck
Performer:  Edith WiensRaimundo MettreIvo Ingram
Conductor:  Hubert Beck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schwäbisch Gmünd Philharmonic OrchestraSchwäbisch Gmünd Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cesar Franck, a naturalized Frenchman of Belgian and German descent who lived in Paris from his thirteenth year on, goes down in the annals of music history as a composer of instrumental music. At the same time, the extensive amount of church music composed by him, the product of his life-long committed work as a church musician, has fallen into oblivion. After a number of, for the most part, short-lived contracts of employment, he was employed at the St. Clotilde in Paris from the 1850s on until the end of his life, first as the choir director, and after the completion of the large Cavaille-Coll organ, as its organist. The most striking of Franck's compositions which adapt themselves to the needs and the possibilities of the liturgy are Read more The Seven Words of Christ on the Cross (Audite 95.432) and this Mass in A major. Both of them were written in the middle phase of his life, which began with his accepting the position at St. Clotilde in the late 1850s. The Mass, which was completed by Franck in 1860, was performed for the first time on Easter Tuesday of 1861 in St. Clotilde. It was revised by him time and time again until 1872. Read less

Works on This Recording

Messe solennelle, Op. 12 by César Franck
Performer:  Edith Wiens (Soprano), Raimundo Mettre (Tenor), Ivo Ingram (Bass)
Conductor:  Hubert Beck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schwäbisch Gmünd Philharmonic Orchestra,  Schwäbisch Gmünd Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; France 
Date of Recording: 11/21/1979 
Venue:  Live  Heilig-Kreuz-Munster, Schwäbisch Gmünd 
Length: 41 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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