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Cesar Franck Edition


Release Date: 02/01/2019 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95793  
Composer:  César Franck
Performer:  Arturas SilaleGirdutis JakaitisAudrone VainiunaiteAugustinas Vasiliausksas,   ... 
Conductor:  Paolo ArrivabeniHelmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vilnius String QuartetAcademica String QuartetWallonie Royal Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 23 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A complete work list is under development. The full list of contents appears below in our Notes field. - ArkivMusic

This remarkable release reveals the full breadth and genius of a creative career known to most merely by the tip of the iceberg: a small number of seminal works written in the composer’s final decade of life. Ceìsar Franck (1822–1890), although considered one of the foremost 19th-century French composers, was not in fact French by birth, but Belgian. He only became a full French citizen in 1873 after he had been appointed organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire. His career can be divided into three distinct periods, each characterised by the production of very different types of music.
Read more From 1834 to 1846, under pressure from his father, he concertised as a piano virtuoso, and most of the works of this period were written with that purpose in mind. In the decade following his marriage in 1848 he composed virtually nothing but became celebrated as an organist, and he would bring the spacious dimensions of that instrument to his sound world in the years to come. His ‘middle period’ – from about 1858 to 1879 – was devoted to the production of works for organ, church music and a series of monumental choral pieces on religious or biblical subjects. In these three decades he wrote virtually nothing for the piano. From 1879 begins the decade of his late flowering in the great chamber and orchestral works, ushered in by his well-loved Piano Quintet and containing the pieces for which Franck is widely known. Spanning all three periods were opera and his small output of 18 mélodies.

Recordings date from 1976-2016.

New liner notes on music and composer by David Moncur

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Selected excerpts of reviews from some of the previously released volumes included in this set:

Franck: Melodies / Francesca Scaini, Mattia Ometto

Scaini’s vocalism, rich and full with a luscious yet powerful tone and outstanding vocal control. She has no “break” in registers, her voice has the same burnished bronze quality from her lowest to her highest notes, and her vibrato is light and rapid, making her timbre sound almost vibratoless. Her breath control is staggering, spinning out the longest lines as if in one breath, and her musicality unquestionably great (Scaini, the notes tell us, has also sung the modern music of Hespos, Ligeti, and Neurath in addition to the standard Italian operatic repertoire). If I have any complaint, it is that she is more of an operatic animal and less of a song stylist; it’s a bit like hearing Gilda Cruz-Romo sing Schubert Lieder. Pianist Ornetto, following her every mood and impulse, also accompanies along “big” lines. This may not really be the ideal style for Franck’s chansons , but as I say, you can’t fault her voice or phrasing.

– Fanfare

Franck: String Quartet, Piano Quintet / Rubackyté, Vilnius String Quartet

Joined by Mûza Rubackyté, one of the great pianists of our era, the Vilnius Quartet galvanized to bar-by-bar involvement and escalating drama lifting into superbly mastered ecstasy verging on hysteria.

– Fanfare

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Contents:

• Franck, C: Le Chasseur maudit
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Benzi

• Franck, C: Symphony in D minor
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Benzi

• Franck, C: Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46
François-Joël Thiollier (piano)
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Benzi

• Franck, C: Les Djinns, Op. 45
François-Joël Thiollier (piano)
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Benzi

• Franck, C: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 11
Martijn van den Hoek (piano)
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Benzi

• Franck, C: Les Eolides - Symphonic Poem
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Benzi

• Franck, C: Psyché
Sofia Symphony Orchestra
Vassil Kazandjiev

• Franck, C: String Quartet in D major
Vilnius String Quartet

• Franck, C: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 14
Muza Rubackyte (piano)
Vilnius String Quartet

• Franck, C: Trio Concertant in F sharp minor, Op. 1, No. 1
members of the Academica Quartet

• Franck, C: Trio Concertant in B flat major, Op. 1, No. 2 'Trio de salon'
members of the Academica Quartet

• Franck, C: Duo Concertante
members of the Academica Quartet

• Franck, C: Andantino quietoso in E flat, Op. 6
members of the Academica Quartet

• Franck, C: Trio Concertant in B minor, Op. 1, No. 3
members of the Academica Quartet

• Franck, C: Trio Concertant in B minor, Op. 2 No. 4
members of the Academica Quartet

• Franck, C: Violin Sonata in A major
Mariana Sîrbu (violin), Ruxandra Colan (piano)

• Franck, C: Ballade, Op. 9
Julia Severus (piano)

• Franck, C: Transcriptions of Four Schubert Songs, Op. 8
Julia Severus (piano)

• Franck, C: Fantasy on Two Polish Folk Songs, Op. 15
Julia Severus (piano)

• Franck, C: Souvenirs of Aix-la-Chapelle, Op. 7
Julia Severus (piano)

• Franck, C: Grande Fantaisie sur des motifs de Gulistan de Dalayrac
Francesco Bertoldi (piano)

• Franck, C: Fantaisie No.2
Francesco Bertoldi (piano)

• Franck, C: Fantasy on Two Polish Folk Songs, Op. 15
Francesco Bertoldi (piano)

• Franck, C: Grande Fantaisie No.3
Francesco Bertoldi (piano)

• Franck, C: Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18
Muza Rubackyte (piano)

• Franck, C: Prelude, Aria et Final M23 (1886 / 7)
Muza Rubackyte (piano)

• Franck, C: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21
Muza Rubackyte (piano)

• Franck, C: Fantaisie in C major, Op. 16
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Grande Pièce Symphonique in F sharp minor, Op. 17
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Pastorale, Op. 19
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Prière, Op. 20
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Final in B flat, Op. 21
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Trois pièces pour grand orgue, M. 35-37
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Trois Chorals pour grand orgue, M. 38-40
Adriano Falcioni (organ)

• Franck, C: Cinq Pièces pour Harmonium
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18
Joris Verdin (harmonium), Jos van Immerseel (piano)

• Franck, C: Offertoire in A major
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Petit Offertoire
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Quasi Marcia Op. 22 pour Harmonium
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Petit Offertoire pour Harmonium
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Offertoire sur un noël breton
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Entree pour Harmonium
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Piece in E flat major
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: L'Organiste
Joris Verdin (harmonium)

• Franck, C: Stradella
Isabel Kabatu (Léonor), Marc Laho (Stradella), Werner Van Mechelen (Spadoni), Philippe Rouilon (Duke of Pesaro), Xavier Rouilon (Pietro), Giovanni Iovino (Michael), Patrick Mignon (Beppo), Roger Joakim (An officer)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Paolo Arrivabeni

• Franck, C: Les Béatitudes, M53
Cornelia Kallisch (alto), Ingeborg Danz (mezzo-soprano), John Cheek (bass), Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano), Scot Weir (tenor), Reinhard Hagen (bass), Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Keith Lewis (tenor), Juan Vasle (bass)
Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Helmuth Rilling

• Franck, C: Redemption
Gé Neutel (soprano)
The Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Jean Fournet

• Franck, C: Mass in A Major Op. 12
Mariann Bódi (soprano), Attila Wendler (tenor), István Rácz (bass)

Kodály Kórus Debrecen
Salamon Kamp

• Franck, C: Quae est ista
Kodály Kórus Debrecen
Salamon Kamp

• Franck, C: Dextera Domini
Kodály Kórus Debrecen
Salamon Kamp

• Franck, C: Sept Paroles du Christ sur la Croix
Mainzer Domorchester, Mainzer Domorchester
Karsten Storck

• Franck, C: Trois pièces pour grand orgue, M. 35-37
Daniel Beckmann (organ)

• Franck, C: Nocturne
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Ninon
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Le vase brisé
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Lied (Lucien Paté)
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Le mariage des roses
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Souvenance
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Robin Gray
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Passez
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Roses et papillons
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: L’ange et l’enfant
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Les Cloches du soir
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: L’émir de Bengador
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: S’il est un charmant gazon
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: A cette terre où l’on ploie sa tente
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: Aimer
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano)

• Franck, C: La Procession
Francesca Scaini (soprano), Mattia Ometto (piano) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in D major, M 9 by César Franck
Performer:  Arturas Silale (Violin), Girdutis Jakaitis (Viola), Audrone Vainiunaite (Violin),
Augustinas Vasiliausksas (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vilnius String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
Length: 49 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7 by César Franck
Performer:  Girdutis Jakaitis (Viola), Arturas Silale (Violin), Audrone Vainiunaite (Violin),
Műza Rubackyté (Piano), Augustinas Vasiliausksas (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vilnius String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Length: 37 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Trios (3) for Piano and Strings, Op. 1: no 1 in F sharp minor by César Franck
Performer:  Mihail Sarbu (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academica String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1842; France 
4.
Trios (3) for Piano and Strings, Op. 1: no 2 in B flat major by César Franck
Performer:  Mihail Sarbu (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academica String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1842; France 
5.
Duo for Violin and Piano on Themes from Dalayrac's Gulistan, M 6/Op. 14 by César Franck
Performer:  Mariana Sirbu (Violin), Mihail Sarbu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
6.
Andantino quietoso for Violin and Piano, M 5/Op. 6 by César Franck
Performer:  Mariana Sirbu (Violin), Mihail Sarbu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; France 
7.
Ballade for Piano, Op. 9 by César Franck
Performer:  Julia Severus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
8.
Melodies (4) de Francois Schubert, Op. 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Julia Severus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1844 
9.
Fantasy on 2 Polish Folk Songs, Op. 15 by César Franck
Performer:  Julia Severus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1845 
10.
Souvenir d'Aix-la-Chapelle, Op. 7 by César Franck
Performer:  Julia Severus (Piano)
11.
Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
12.
Prelude, Aria and Finale for Piano, M 23 by César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; France 
13.
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
14.
Pričre for Organ in C sharp minor, Op 20 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
15.
Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
16.
Pieces (3) for Organ: no 3 - Pičce héroďque in B minor, M 37 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
17.
Pieces (3) for Organ: no 2 - Cantabile in B major, M 36 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
18.
Pieces (3) for Organ: no 1 - Fantaisie in A major, M 35 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
19.
Pieces (3) for Organ by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
20.
Pastorale for Organ in E major, Op. 19 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
21.
Grande pičce symphonique for Organ, Op. 17 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
22.
Finale for Organ in B flat major, Op. 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
23.
Fantasie for Organ in C major, Op. 16 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
24.
Chorales (3) for Organ: no 3 in A minor, M 40 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
25.
Chorales (3) for Organ: no 2 in B minor, M 39 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
26.
Chorales (3) for Organ: no 1 in E major, M 38 by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
27.
Chorales (3) for Organ by César Franck
Performer:  Adriano Falcioni (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
28.
Pičces (5) for Harmonium, M 26 by César Franck
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Harmonium)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858-1863; France 
29.
L'organiste, Volume 1, M 41 by César Franck
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Harmonium)
Period: Romantic 
30.
Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Harmonium), Jos van Immerseel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
31.
Petit Offertoire for Harmonium by César Franck
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Harmonium)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
32.
Quasi Marcia, M 34/Op. 22 by César Franck
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Harmonium)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
33.
Offertoire sur un air bréton by César Franck
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Harmonium)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
34.
Stradella by César Franck
Performer:  Xavier Rouillon (Tenor), Philippe Rouillon (Bass), Isabelle Kabatu (Soprano),
Marc Laho (Tenor), Werner Van Mechelen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paolo Arrivabeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wallonie Royal Opera Chorus,  Wallonie Royal Opera Orchestra
35.
Les béatitudes, M 53 by César Franck
Performer:  Juan Vasle (Bass), Cornelia Kallisch (Alto), John Cheek (Bass),
Gilles Cachemaille (Baritone)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1879; France 
36.
Nocturne, M 85 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
37.
Ninon, M 71 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
38.
Le vase brisé, M 84 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
39.
Lied, M 83 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
40.
Le mariage des roses, song for voice & piano, M. 80 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
41.
Souvenance, M 70 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
42.
Robin Gray, M 74 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
43.
Passez, passez toujours, M 82 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
44.
Roses et papillons, M 81 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
45.
L'ange et l'enfant, M 75 by César Franck
Performer:  Francesca Scaini (), Mattia Ometto (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
46.
Les cloches de soir, M 87 by César Franck
Performer:  Francesca Scaini (), Mattia Ometto (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
47.
L'émir de Bengador, M 72 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842-1843; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
48.
S'il est un charmant gazon, M 78 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
49.
A cette terre, song for voice & piano by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
50.
Aimer, M 76 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
51.
La procession, M 88 by César Franck
Performer:  Mattia Ometto (Piano), Francesca Scaini ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Venue:  Sala delle Paludi, Onara 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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