César Franck


FWV52, M52

About this work...

Franck was well-embarked on Les béatitudes, whose composition would occupy the decade 1869-1879, when he put it aside in 1871 to set "Rédemption," a dramatic sacred poem by Edouard Blau, soon to be the librettist of Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys and Massenet's Le Cid. In literary terms, it is vastly more accomplished than the lib... read more