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César Auguste Franck

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Franck, César Auguste (1822–90), Belgian-French composer. Organist of St. Clothilde, Paris, from 1858, he became a professor at the Paris Conservatory in 1872. Though at first little appreciated, his compositions greatly influenced French Romantic music. Among his famous works are the tone poem The Accursed Hunter (1882) and the Symphony in D minor (1888).

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