Symphony in D minor

Cesar Franck finished his Symphony in D minor in 1888. It is usually considered his only mature symphony, and it took two years to reach its final form, being premired at the Paris Conservatory in 1889. It was dedicated to Franck's pupil, Henri Duparc. The fact that he chose to write a symphony was an unusual fact, considering that the form had gone out of use in France a long time ago. A recent wave of symphonic-like compositions (by Charles Valentin Alkan, Saint Saens, and Franck himself) had created an renowed ... more

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Symphony in D minor

César Franck

César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life. He was born in ...