New recording in progress
The tracklist includes the Prelude, Choral and Fugue, FWV 21; the Prelude, Aria and Final, FWV 23; the Prelude, Fugue and Variation, FWV 30 (arr. Harold Bauer) and the Choral No. 2 in B minor, FWV 39 (arr. Nokolay Lugansky). The new CD will be out via the Harmonia Mundi label.
César Franck was a Belgian-French Romantic composer and organist who was the chief figure in a movement to give French music an emotional engagement, technical solidity, and seriousness comparable to that of German composers. His compositions are marked by soaring, almost improvisatory melodic passages.