Skip to main content

César Franck - César Franck. Symphonie en ré mineur; Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne; Hulda: Ballet allégorique. Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Christian Arming conductor. Fuga Libera 596, 2012 (1 CD, 80 minutes).

  • Mark Seto (a1)
Hide All

1 It has been impossible to ascertain which piece came first, or whether Franck and Liszt discussed the suitability of Hugo's poetry for programmatic treatment during their earlier encounters in Paris or Brussels. For a discussion of the chronology of the two works, see Seipt, Angelus, César Francks symphonische Dichtungen (Regensburg: Gustav Bosse Verlag, 1981): pp. 4048.

2 Jacobshagen, Arnold, ‘“Pièce absolument impossible”: César Francks Hulda’, in César Franck: Werk und Rezeption, ed. Peter Jost (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004): pp. 202216, here 204.

3 Vallas, Léon, César Franck, trans. Hubert Foss (London: Harrap, 1951): p. 187; Davies, Laurence, Franck (London: J. M. Dent, 1973): p. 44; Charlton, David, ‘Revival or Survival?: Richard Coeur-de-Lion by André Ernest Modeste Grétry; Alfonso und Estrella by Franz Schubert; Hulda by César Franck’, 19th-Century Music 2/2 (1978): pp. 159164, here 163.

4 d'Indy, Vincent, César Franck, trans. Rosa Newmarch (London: The Bodley Head, 1909): p. 179.

5 For a discussion of Franck's reputation as an orchestrator, see Fabian Kolb, ‘Symphonik im “style d'orgue”? Zu César Francks Symphonie d-Moll und den Grundlagen, Problemen und Chancen eines rezeptionsäesthetischen Topos’, and Jost, Peter, ‘Zur Charakteristik von César Francks Instrumentation’, in César Franck im Kontext: Epoche, Werk und Wirkung, ed. Christiane Strucken-Paland and Ralph Paland (Köln: Verlag Christoph Dohr, 2009): pp. 6199 and 121–140.

6 Fauquet, Joël-Marie, César Franck ([Paris]: Fayard, 1999): p. 779.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Nineteenth-Century Music Review
  • ISSN: 1479-4098
  • EISSN: 2044-8414
  • URL: /core/journals/nineteenth-century-music-review
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed