Messe solennelle

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César Franck

Messe solennelle in A Major

FWV61, Op. 12, M61

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Exploited through his youth by his father as a child prodigy and teenage virtuoso, Franck escaped the paternal roost in 1846 to strike out on his own as a music teacher, taking a post as church organist at Paris' Notre Dame de Lorette in 1847 and falling in with the family of Auguste Saillot Desmousseaux, inveterate th... read more