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Cesar Franck

César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck is a composer, pianist, organist and music teacher who has worked in Paris throughout his adult life. He was born in Liège, present-day Belgium. He held his first concerts there in 1834 and studied privately in Paris since 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 a teacher and organist. He made a name for himself as a formidable musical improviser and traveled widely in France to perform new instruments built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. In 1858 he became an organist at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in Paris, a position he held for the rest of his life. He became a professor at the Paris Conservatory in 1872; He obtained French citizenship, a condition of appointment. His students included Vincent d'Indy, Ernest Chausson, Louis Vierne, Charles Tournemire, Guillaume Lekeu and Henri Duparc.

About Cesar Franck

Belgian composer and musician most famous for compositions like Symphonic Variations and his Symphony in D Minor.

Cesar Franck before fame

He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Liege and gave his first concerts in 1834.

Achievement of Cesar Franck

He became well-known in classical music circles for his uncommon improvisational skills.

Cesar Franck family life

His father worked as a bank clerk.

Associations of Cesar Franck

He and Johann Sebastian Bach are considered two of the greatest organ music composers of their era.

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Latest information about Cesar Franck updated on July 25 2021.