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Cesar Franck and His Circle

4. The Fire Within

Thursday 19 August 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 26 August 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Franck's characteristic restraint and moderation was exploded by his feelings for his beautiful and talented pupil, Augusta Holmes. Donald Macleod tells the story of their relationship and the passionate music it inspired.


1 hour


Augusta Holmès
Sérénade printanière; La haine
Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo), Clare Toomer (piano)
Lorelt  LNT109,  track 2

Augusta Holmès
La nuit et l’amour (from Ludus pro Patria)
Rheinland-Pfalz Philharmonic, conducted by Patrick Davin
Naxos 8.223449,  track 4

Piano Quintet
Ensemble César Franck
Koch  310552, track 1-3

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