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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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 2017 Lady Bird (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 2016 Things to Come (writer: "Le Prélude, Fugue et Variation")
 2014 The Council of Birds (writer: "Symphony in D minor")
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major")
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major")
 2013 Philomena (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 2013 The Wolverine (writer: "Symphony in D Minor, Mvmt 1")
 2013 Fabulous Boys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 2012 Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary) (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: III. [sic], "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: IV. Allegretto Poco Mosso")
 2012 Mientras su durmida (Short) (performer: "Panis Angelicus" - as Franck Cesar)
 2011 Miss Bala (writer: "Prélude, Fugue et Variation en Si Mineur, OP.18")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part Five (2011) ... (writer: "Prelude Chorale and Fugue")
 2010 Salt (writer: "Grande Pièce Symphonique Op. 17 No. 2")
 2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 2008 Unknown Sender (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- If You're Seeing This Tape... (2008) ... (writer: "Symphony in d minor")
 1999-2008 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias (2008) ... (writer: "Messe a trois voix: Panis angelicus")
- Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias (1999) ... (writer: "Panis angelicus")
 2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Those Who Think Young (2008) ... (writer: "Sonata for Violin & Piano in A Major, FWV 8: IV. Allegretto poco moso")
 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera (writer: "Choral No. 3 in A Minor, M40: Quasi Allegro")
 2007 A Christmas Celebration: Live from Dublin (Video documentary) (music: "Panis Angelicus")
 2007 Sleeping Betty (Short) (music: "Le Chasseur maudit")
 2006 Frozen City (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 2005 Walking in the Air (Video) (music: "Panis Angelicus")
 2004 Evil Eyes (writer: "Panis Angelicus" - as Caesar Franck)
 2003 Rosenstrasse ("Sonata for Piano and Violin in A")
 2003 Lost Love (writer: "Estratto da Variazioni Sinfoniche" - as Cesar Frank)
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy (writer: "Panis Angelicus" (Instrumental), "Panis Angelicus")
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 1998 Hilary and Jackie (writer: "Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in A Major")
 1996 Some Mother's Son (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 1996 The Hunters (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Terminal Stimpy/Reverend Jack Cheese (1995) ... (music: "String Quartet in D Major: Larghetto" - uncredited)
 1993 Wittgenstein (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major")
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990) ... (music: "Sonata Quartet In D", "Sonata In A Major" - uncredited)
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marcel Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu' (1988) ... (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A")
 1987 Every Breath You Take (TV Movie) (music: "Panis Angelicus" - uncredited)
 1987 A Prayer for the Dying (music: "Panis Angelicus" - uncredited)
 1980 A Christmas Special with Luciano Pavarotti (TV Special) (writer: "Panis angelicus")
 1980 Céleste (music: "Streichquartett D-Dur")
 1980 Les bons débarras (writer: "Les Variations symphoniques")
 1974 La femme aux bottes rouges (writer: "Symphony in D minor")
 1969 Civilisation (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Organ Chorale No. 3 in A-minor" - uncredited)
 1966 ...e Era o Mar (Documentary short) (writer: "Symphony in D-minor" (arrangement) (excerpts))
 1966 A la memoria del autor (Short) (writer: "Symphony in D minor")
 1965 Sandra (writer: "Prelude, chorale and fugue")
 1960 Rhythm (TV Movie) (music: "Symphony in D" (4th Movement))
 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie) (writer: "Panis Angelicus")
 1952 When in Rome ("Hymn 'Panis Angelicus'")
 1949 Son of the Sea (music: "Postludium" - uncredited)
 1946 Humoresque (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major" - uncredited)
 1946 A Girl in a Million (music: "Symphonic Variations" - as Cesar Franck)
 1944 Tunisian Victory (Documentary) (music: "Symphonic Variations" - uncredited)
 1931 Limite (writer: "Choral Nº 3")
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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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