Best Franck Books

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1. The Nightingale's Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz

Author: by Thomas Wolf
Published at: Pegasus Books; 1st edition (June 4, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1643130675

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Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal* A moving and uplifting history set to music that reveals the rich life of one of the first internationally renowned female violinistsSpanning generations, from the shores of the Black Sea to the glittering concert halls of New York, The Nightingale’s Sonata is a richly woven tapestry centered around violin virtuoso Lea Luboshutz.

Like many poor Jews, music offered an escape from the predjudices that dominated society in the last years of the Russian Empire. But Lea’s dramatic rise as an artist was further accentuated by her scandalous relationship with the revolutionary Onissim Goldovsky.

As the world around them descends in to chaos, between revolution and war, we follow Lea and her family from Russia to Europe and eventually, America. We cross paths with Pablo Casals, Isadora Duncan, Emile Zola and even Leo Tolstoy.

The little girl from Odessa will eventually end up as one of the founding faculty of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, but along the way she will lose her true love, her father, and watch a son die young.


2. A Treasury of Organ Music for Manuals Only: 46 Works by Bach, Mozart, Franck, Saint-Saëns and Others (Dover Music for Organ)

Author: by Rollin Smith
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st edition (June 18, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0486435824

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Unlike the vast majority of classical music for organ which requires both manual and pedal dexterity this unique collection of 33 works is devoted solely to organ music originally written on two staves and intended for manuals alone. Some was conceived for the 19th-century free-reed instrument, for the harmonium or reed organ, for performance in the home, as well as for organists of small churches who may not have had sufficient technique to perform with their feet as well as their hands.

This unique volume consists almost exclusively of rare, out-of-print editions selected from the private library of author-performer Rollin Smith. Contents include Berlioz’s Rustic Serenade to the Madonna, Saint-Sans’ Barcarolle and Prayer, Three Musical Sketches by Bizet, Liszt’s The Shepherds at the Manger: In dulci jubilo, plus organ classics by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Franck, Reger, and other great composers, including movements from organ sonatas by Mendelssohn and Widor’s Third Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, and the complete Third Sonata by Guilmant.


4. French Masters of the Organ

Author: by Michael Murray
Published at: Yale University Press; 1st edition (August 11, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0300072914

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This engaging book discusses the colorful personalities and beloved music of the French romantic organist-composers. Michael Murray draws vivid portraits of Aristide Cavaill-Coll (1811-1899), the greatest and most influential organ builder of his time, and of seven other musicians with connections to Cavaill-Coll and to one another: Camille Saint-Sans (1835-1921), Csar Franck (1822-1890), Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937), Louis Vierne (1870-1937), Marcel Dupr (1886-1971), Jean Langlais (1907-1991), and Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992).

The book offers to lovers of French music and cultureand especially to student organistsdetails of these composers` lives and times and of their styles and techniques. Drawing on his personal acquaintance with Messiaen, Langlais, Dupr, and other famous contemporaries, and on period documents, original accounts, early recordings, and other primary sources, Murray examines the relationship between organ building and musical composition, the nature of romanticism and classicism, and the ever-perplexing question of composer versus interpreter.


5. Easy Organ Christmas Album: Seasonal Classics for Use in Church and Recital by Bach, Brahms, Franck, Pachelbel and Others (Dover Music for Organ)

Author: by Rollin Smith
Published at: Dover Publications (October 6, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0486452869

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Yuletide favorites by twenty-four different composers are gathered in this compilation of traditional and classical organ works. Assembled by noted musicologist and organist Rollin Smith, these holiday classics will enchant beginners as well as their audiences. All of Paris, according to legend, flocked to church on Christmas Eve for the special pleasure of hearing Daquin play his noel variations.

The composer’s “Noel for Flutes” is featured here, along with Christmas music by Buxtehude (“How Brightly Shines the Morning Star”), Guilmant (“Introduction and Variations on an Old Polish Carol”), Berlioz (“Rustic Serenade to the Madonna”), Brahms (“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”), and many others.

Six settings of “In Dulci Jubilo” feature four centuries of variations on the traditional German carol, from an anonymous version of the early sixteenth century to Franz Liszt’s 1875 rendition, “The Shepherds at the Manger.” An informative section of Notes on the Music offers background on each of the selections.


6. French Song from Berlioz to Duparc (Dover Books on Music)

Author: by Frits Noske
Published at: Dover Publications; 2nd edition (November 21, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0486255545

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“Invaluable as a work of reference, in addition to being full of sound judgments and happy suggestions.” Jacques Barzun, MLA NotesA distinguished musicologist explores 19th-century French art songs in this fascinating study of the melodies of Berlioz, Liszt, Bizet, Saint-Sans, Franck, Faur, and others.

The songs are described and analyzed in terms of structure, style, prosody, and melo-harmonic features. Sensitive evaluations of the melodies include more than 250 musical examples. Author Frits Noske was the first musicologist to fully trace the origins and early development of the French art songs known as mlodie.

He discusses the forms from which the genre evolved, intermediary compositions by Niedermeyer and Monpou, and the effect of Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies. Additional topics include Berlioz’s contribution to the emerging form, the influence of German song, the special problems of French-language prosody, and the changing role of the accompaniment.

Music history and voice majors, musicologists, and music enthusiasts of all ages will appreciate this valuable guide to an unjustly neglected musical genre.


7. Favorite French Art Songs: Low Voice (The Vocal Library)

Author: by Claude Debussy
Published at: Hal Leonard (August 1, 1996)
ISBN: 978-0793562442

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(Vocal Collection).This collection of the most popular French songs includes exquisite recordings of the piano accompaniments by pianist Gary Arvin, a specialist in song literature on the faculty of Indiana University. Includes translations and IPA pronunciation guides. The pronunciation lessons on the companion audio are from a native French speaker.

Useful for high school contest soloists, college/university students and professional singers. Contents: Aimons-nous (Saint-Saens) * Apres un Reve (Faure) * Aurore (Faure) * Beau Soir (Debussy) * Chanson triste (Duparc) * Ici Bas (Faure) * La Procession (Franck) * Mandoline (Faure) * Nuit d’etoiles (Debussy) * Psyche (Paladilhe).

The book includes a unique code to access the piano accompaniments online via download or streaming.


8. Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18: Sheet (Kalmus Edition)

Author: by César Franck
Published at: Alfred Music (March 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0769233994

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An Organ solo composed by Csar Franck.


9. César Franck: Organ Works

Author: by César Franck
Published at: Dover Publications (December 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486255170

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Although Franck’s output for the organ was small, it was influential; his work is considered to have laid the foundation of the French school of organ music. This volume includes all his best-known works for organ: the Six Pices (Liszt ranked them with the masterpieces of Bach); the Trois Pices, among them the well-known “Piece Hroique”; and the Trois Chorals, perhaps Franck’s finest organ works.

This volume contains the following works:Six Pices: Fantaisie in C major; Grande Piece Symphonique; Prelude, Fugue et Variation; Pastrole; Priere; and Final. Trois Pices: Fantaisie in A major; Cantabile; and Piece Heroique.Trois Chorals: No.1 in E major; No.

2 in B minor; and No.3 in A minor. The music has been reproduced directly from the authoritative Durand edition in an oblong format for easy use at the keyboard. Organists and music lovers will welcome this inexpensive treasury of Franck’s greatest organ music, assemble in one convenient, attractive volume designed for years of play and study.

10. L'Organiste: Fifty-Nine Pieces (Kalmus Edition)

Author: by César Franck
Published at: Alfred Music (March 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0769242422

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The collection of 59 short works known as “L’Organiste” was written by Cesar Franck in 1889 and 1890 for the harmonium and is most often played on organ. This score is an exact reprint of the original edition published by Enoch (Paris) in 1892.

11. Symphony in D Minor in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by César Franck
Published at: Dover Publications (June 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486253732

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Franck’s only symphony was a late composition, first performed in Paris in February 1889, a year before his death. It splendidly reveals the great Belgian composer’s musical individuality, and echoes powerfully the glories of the late French Romantic style. Today, a century after its first presentation, the Symphony in D Minor is one of the most performed and recorded symphonic works in the repertoire.

This authoritative Dover edition makes it available in full score in a sturdy, yet inexpensive format designed to bring you a lifetime of pleasurable study. Although he was deeply influenced by Bach’s contrapuntal technique and by Wagner’s chromatic harmonies, Franck achieved a highly distinctive musical identity in his work.

His pupil Dukas commented: “Franck’s language is strictly individual, of an accent and quality hitherto unused, and recognizable among all other idioms.”He was influenced not only as a composer but as an organ virtuoso and a teacher, numbering among his students and followers d’Indy, Chausson, and a host of other important modern French composers.

12. French Organ Music: From the Revolution to Franck and Widor

Author: by William J. Peterson
Published at: BOYE6; Illustrated edition (October 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-1580460712

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Nineteenth-century French organ music attracts an ever-increasing number of performers and devotees. The music of Cesar Franck and other distinguished composers-Boly, Guilmant, Widor-and the impact upon this repertoire of the organ-building achievements of Aristide Cavaill-Coll, are here explored through stylistic analysis, the study of the compositional process, and the exploration of how ideas about organ technique and performance practice traditions developed and became codified.

New consideration is also given to the political and cultural contexts within which Franck and other French organist-composers worked. Contributors: Kimberley Marshall, William J. Peterson, Benjamin van Wye, Craig Cramer, Jesse E. Eschbach, Karen Hastings-Deans, Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlasi, Daniel Roth, Edward Zimmerman, Lawrence Archbold, Rollin Smith