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About César Franck
César Franck, in full César-Auguste Jean-Guillaume Hubert Franck, was a renowned 19th century Romantic composer, organist and music teacher. Franck was the driving force behind a movement to convince French composers to inculcate German musical concepts, instilling emotional engagement, seriousness and technical solidity in French music during his time.
Childhood & Early Life
The composer was born in Liege, Belgium. He demonstrated musical and artistic abilities as a child. As a result, his father was confident that he could become a renowned composer and musician, so he enrolled him at the Royal Conservatory of Liège.
In 1834, he gave his debut concert at Belgium’s “Leopold I”. At age 16, in 1938, he received his first piano prize. Surprisingly, on April 22, 1842, he voluntarily retired from the Conservatoire.
Career & Major Works
He was appointed organist at the Basilica of St. Clotilde in Paris in 1858. In 1872, he was also appointed professor at the Paris Conservatoire. After becoming a professor, he composed many works that have since become part of the mainstream classical repertoire.
Some of his greatest works include his “Six Pièces” set for organ, “Les Béatitudes” and the “oratorio Rédemption”.
He sadly died from pericarditis at age 68 on 8 November 1890.
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F.A.Q. about César Franck
When is his birthday?
César Franck's birthday is on December 10, 1822.
In how many days is his birthday?
César Franck's birthday is in 11 days
How old was César Franck when he died?
He was 67 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 8, 1890.
How old would he be today?
César Franck would be 200 years old if he was alive today.
Where was César Franck from?
He was born in Liège, Belgium.