Eduard Franck

Eduard Franck Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    5th October 1817
  • Died
    1st December 1893
  • Birthplace
    Breslau, Germany

Eduard Franck was a German composer,pianist and music pedagogue. His chamber music is generally considered amongst his finest compositions. Of the works with opus numbers, there are 3 string quartets, 2 string quintets for 2 violins, 2 violas and cello, 2 string sextets, 3 piano trios, a piano quintet, 2 sonatas for cello & piano, and 4 sonatas for violin and piano. In addition to these, there are several other works without opus, including a piano sextet, 2 piano trios, a piano quintet, a sonata for violin & piano and an occasional piece for cello & piano. Wilhelm Altmann, one of the most important chamber music critics of the 20th century, writes of Franck's chamber music: "This excellent composer does not deserve the neglect with which he has been treated. He had a mastery of form and a lively imagination which is clearly reflected in the fine and attractive ideas one finds in his works." Of Franck's Second Sextet, Altmann states: "This sextet belongs in the concert hall. It demonstrates that its composer was master of musical form and in possession of a gift which allows him to produce strong and noble melodies

Title Form Instrument Ratings
String Quartet, Op.49 Quartet String Quartet
Piano Quintet, Op.45 Quintet Chamber group
String Sextet No.1, Op.41 Sextet Chamber group
String Sextet No.2, Op.50 Sextet Chamber group
Cello Sonata, Op.42 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano