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César Franck (I) (1822–1890)

César Franck, a French composer best known for his massive Symphony and enchanting three chorales for organ, which he wrote during the last month of his life after being hit by a horse-omnibus. He was born César-Auguste Franck on December 10, 1822 in Liege, Belgium. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Liege before going to the Paris ... See full bio »


(age 67) in Paris, France

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The Wolverine Soundtrack
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 2020 The Moth Orchid (Short) (completed)
 2020 Mo(u)rning routine (Short)
 2018 A Modern Day Love Story (Short) (music)
 2013 Franco Ferrara - Il maestro caduto dal podio (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2007 Concerts at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (TV Series) (soundtrack - 1 episode)
- Franck - Quintet for piano and strings (2007) ... (soundtrack)
 1992 Pavarotti & Friends (TV Special documentary) (composer: song "Panis angelicus")
 1962 El muñeco maldito (TV Mini Series) (composer: additional music)
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He was composer for the ballet, "Symphonic Variations," in the Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City with Margot Fonteyn; Michael Somes; Pamela May; Brian; Shaw; Moira Shearer and John Hart in the cast. Frederick Ashton was choreographer. Sophie Federovitch was scenery and costume ... See more »

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Belgian-French classical composer whose themes are often used in film scores, notably the use in Double Indemnity (1944) of Franck's only symphony (in D Minor).

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