Cesar Franck Anis

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Ernest Chausson & Cesar Franck (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B-Flat / Cesar Franck: Le Chasseur maudit (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:41 minutes | 1.86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

It was in 1881 that a young man of twenty-six entered the class of Cesar Franck at the Paris Conservatoire. He had had a not too congenial teacher in Massenet. Franck, then fifty-nine and known as the organist at the Church of Sainte-Clotilde, was attracting young pupils to his side (d’Indy, Duparc, Ropartz, Pierne). His own attempts at composition were as yet almost unknown. Yet Franck at once inspired Ernest Chausson with hopes of becoming a composer.
Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)

Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 345 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 255 mb
Classical | Label: London Records 417 487-2

The most brilliant of Belgian composer César Franck's compositions were written during the final decade of his life; the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the famous Violin Sonata, the D major String Quartet, and, perhaps most important, the Symphony in D minor are all the products of a single, remarkable five-year period. The Symphony, by no means an immediate success with critics or audiences, has nevertheless become so fused with the popular image of César Franck that it is nearly impossible to think of him without also thinking of this 40-minute orchestral juggernaut.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.
Arabella Steinbacher & Robert Kulek - Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss (2014) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Arabella Steinbacher & Robert Kulek - Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss (2014)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 450dpi | 2.84GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 450dpi | 1.04GB + 5% Recovery

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher and pianist Robert Kulek continue their great collaboration with a new PENTATONE release, the recording of Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in A, which joins Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18. While Franck’s violin sonata is epic in character, Strauss’ work is full of jovial energy, hope and anticipation. This fusion of elements brilliantly demonstrates the synergy between Steinbacher and Kulek, something we have witnessed during their recital performances over the past few years.
Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie - Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2013)

Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie - César Franck & Richard Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | # ONYX4096 | Time: 01:13:10

Cesar Franck's passionate and sunny Violin Sonata has long been regarded as one of the greatest in the repertoire, and is the work of a composer at the height of his powers. Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata, composed a year after Franck's in 1887, is the work of a young composer on the cusp of discovering his mature voice; lyrical and sumptuous, it has all the hallmarks of his later style. Performed here by distinguished violinist and conductor Augustin Dumay and French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, this recording marks the duo's recording debut. In addition to the sonatas, this album includes two Franck rarities - Melancolie and the Prelude, Fugue and Variation Op.18 for organ, heard here in an arrangement by Dumay and Lortie. The recording concludes with the wonderful Heifetz arrangement of Strauss's song Auf stillem Waldespfad.
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Repost]

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions (2012)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697891822 | Time: 01:07:19

Unusually the liner note deserves a mention ahead of the music: the fine pianist Jeremy Denk, half of this regular duo, manages to encapsulate the elusiveness of French romantic music with such insight in a few sharp sentences, his words almost shape the way we listen to this superbly played disc. Saint-Saëns' wistful and emotional Sonata No 1 and Ravel's bluesy, ironic sonata have a whipped, airy quality. Joshua Bell plays with fire and finesse, with Denk a powerful ally. Franck's dark-light violin sonata, mysterious, ardent and far more than the sum of its parts when played as majestically as here, forms the centrepiece of this seriously beguiling disc.
Antonin Dvorak & Cesar Franck - Piano Quintets (1988) [Clifford Curzon]

Antonín Dvorák & César Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)
Clifford Curzon, piano; Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 421 153-2 | Time: 01:09:24

This CD features two quite lovely piano quintets, beautifully played by a quartet of players from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Clifford Curzon at the piano. The first piece is by Antonin Dvorak, who composed two piano quintets. The first of these is a relatively early work that Dvorak composed in 1872 when he was 31. The second of his quintets was composed only 15 years later and remains one of his most popular chamber works. The other piece on the CD is by César Franck and, along with his other major chamber works - the violin sonata and the string quartet - reminds the listener of the atmosphere of Franck's best known work, the symphony in d minor.
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - Violin Sonatas (Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel) (2011)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - Violin Sonatas (Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 270.79 MB
Label: Chandos Records | TT: 60:05

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.

Cesar FRANCK - Olivier LATRY In Spiritum (2005)  Music

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 15, 2008
Cesar FRANCK - Olivier LATRY In Spiritum (2005)

Cesar FRANCK - Olivier LATRY In Spiritum (2005)
RIP+UP | ape format| All CD Covers & Sticker | 208 Mb
CD audio (4 juillet 2005)
Label Deutsche Grammophon

Liszt considérait que l’œuvre d’orgue de César Franck pouvait être placée au même plan que les chefs d’œuvre de Bach. Olivier Latry nous convie à un voyage spirituel à travers ce monde expressif d’une richesse et d’une variété incomparables, qui culmine « in spiritum » dans le chant du cygne de Franck, les Trois Chorals. Sur le Grand-orgue de Notre-Dame de Paris, la plus grande réussite de Cavaillé-Coll, Olivier Latry exploite les nouvelles sonorités orchestrales mises à disposition de Franck par ce facteur d’orgue légendaire.

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Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)

Quatuor Danel & Paavali Jumppanen - Franck: String Quartet in D Major & Piano Quintet in F Minor (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Time: 76:25 min

The gifted Belgian Quatuor Danel turn to two masterpieces by Cesar Franck: his passionate Piano Quintet and the String Quartet. The three-movement Quintet, like Brahmss op. 34 an expansion of the Schumannian model, is one of Francks most infamous works. It immediately established itself, and a second performance with the pianist Marie Poitevin, the later dedicatee of the Prelude, Choral et Fugue, convinced the members of the Société Nationale. Francks String Quartet, his last major work, was similarly acclaimed by its first listeners.