Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Cesar Franck: Eglogue Op.... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$11.29
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express US
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Cesar Franck: Eglogue Op. 3, Premier Grand Caprice Op. 5, Prelude, Choral & Fugue, Prelude, Aria et Final
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Cesar Franck: Eglogue Op. 3, Premier Grand Caprice Op. 5, Prelude, Choral & Fugue, Prelude, Aria et Final


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, January 25, 2000
"Please retry"
$11.53
$4.20 $2.35
$11.53 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Eglogue (Hirtengedicht), Op. 3, M. 11: Eglogue (Hirtengedicht), Op. 316:46Album Only
listen  2. Premier Grand Caprice, Op. 5, M. 13: Premier Grand Caprice, Op. 514:11Album Only
listen  3. Les plaintes d'une poupee, M. 20: Les plaintes d' une poupee 1:57$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Prelude, choral et fugue: Prelude 4:57$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Prelude, choral et fugue: Choral 6:36$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Prelude, choral et fugue: Fugue 7:36$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Danse lente, M. 22: Danse lente 2:34$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Prelude, aria et final, M. 23: Prelude 7:46$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Prelude, aria et final, M. 23: Aria 6:33$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. Prelude, aria et final, M. 23: Final 6:57$0.89  Buy MP3 


Product Details

  • Composer: C. Franck
  • Audio CD (January 25, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • ASIN: B000031WH7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #699,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
25%
4 star
75%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hexameron on January 19, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first discovered Cesar Franck through the Marco Polo label's recording with Alexander Paley. The best of the best of Franck is featured on that disc; it simply blew me away. I had no idea how powerful Franck's music was until then. Therefore, I've only been familiar with one piece here, the Prelude, Choral and Fugue, before buying this CD. The rest are new to my ears and I think they are actually quite good. I've never heard Ashley Wass, but he plays with an extremely Romantic style, proficient with storming octaves, rumbling tremolos, delicate trills and passionate interpretations of the tender phrases.

The Eglogue Op. 3 is an epic (nearly 17 minute) work that essentially has a dramatic inner core framed by the pervading tranquility of the outer sections. The beautiful serenity of these outer sections require careful listening. The exquisite beauties of these nocturne-like sections have to be re-listened to before they can be appreciated, at least in my experience. The only sidetrack takes place in a dramatic Allegro fuocoso interlude where you can expect some pianistic excitement. It's brief, though, and the calm serenity returns to finish the piece. Franck was 21 when he wrote it, but it sounds more mature and refined than we might expect from a youth.

The Premier Grand Caprice Op. 5 is the most virtuosic piece here, blazing with Lisztian octaves and Chopinesque decorations. Having heard most of Liszt's works from the Hyperion series, I've never grown tired of the pianistic grandeur these piano virtuosi composers were capable of. Sometimes slandered with names like "showpieces" or "bombastic," Franck actually transcends the cliche "salon piece" to create a lively and thrilling virtuoso composition.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
~~~
If you are looking for an excellent disc and a good value, then this is it. It features the exquisite piano music of Franck, realized by a talented young Englishman, and recorded by Naxos. The performances are good, the sound fine. This disc is a bargan: pure art at an accectable price.

*
===========================
Prélude, fugue et variation
Ciccolini (1969)
i. 04'21 ii. 03'15 iii. 03'10--TT: 10'46
Crossely (1993)
i. 05'23 ii. 03'07 iii. 04'15--TT: 12'45
Frohnmeyer (1999)
-------------------------------TT: 10'57
Paley (1994)
i. 04'52 ii. 03'12 iii. 04'06--TT: 12'10
============================
Prélude, choral et fugue
Collard (1984)
i. 05'58 ii. 06'42 iii. 07'14--TT: 19'54
Ciccolini (1969)
i. 06'12 ii. 05'40 iii. 06'31--TT: 18'23
Crossely (1993)
i. 05'50 ii. 06'59 iii. 08'25--TT: 21'14
Hough (1996)
i. 04'55 ii. 06'33 iii. 06'54--TT: 18'22
Paley (1994)
i. 04'44 ii. 05'42 iii. 07'22--TT: 17'48
Wass (1998)
i. 04'57 ii. 06'36 iii. 07'34--TT: 19'08
===========================
Prélude, aria et final
Ciccolini (1969)
i. 10'23 ii. 06'35 iii. 06'10--TT: 22'59
Crossely (1993)
i. 09'35 ii. 06'39 iii. 07'05--TT: 23'19
Hough (1996)
i. 08'08 ii. 05'21 iii. 06'14--TT: 19'43
Wass (1998)
i. 07'46 ii. 06'33 iii. 06'57--TT: 21'16
===========================
*
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
This recording was Ashley Wass's debut disc, following his 1997 win in the World Piano Competition. Since then, he has shown unusual enterprise in recording a lot of material that isn't in the standard repertory -- a lot of it British -- and he is a great advocate for that less familiar material. To focus his debut disc on Franck's solo piano work was enterprising too, and the one well-known piece here, the Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue (PCF), receives a fine performance, with each section given its own shape and the thematic coherence of the whole nonetheless coming through. I haven't listened to this piece often enough to say how it stacks up against Brendel and Perahia, but it works perfectly well on its own terms. I like the way the initially unpromising fugue subject is developed into a powerful climax, and how the feeling of the Chorale -- perhaps the most emotionally compelling section -- is reasserted at the end. The PCF is a late piece (around 1884), and the other late piece on the disc, the Prelude, Aria, and Final, is deft and attractive but seems to be made of less compellingly stern stuff than the PCF.

For all that, maybe my favorite piece on the disc was the Op. 3 "Eglogue." It was written around 1843, when Franck still harbored hopes of a career as a piano virtuoso. At 16+ minutes, it might be a bit longer than it needs to be, but the pastoral flow is quite enchanting, and the furioso interruption has lots of brio and left-hand glissandos. I was reminded of that part of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony when the thunder starts, and there seems to be a similar narrative suggested here. The Op. 5 Grand Caprice has more variety than the Eglogue, but it seems to be more of a virtuoso showpiece (ending splashily, in comparison to the gentler Eglogue), but it's great fun for all that. If I hadn't been impressed by Franck's Symphony in D and his Violin Sonata, great works both, I might not have picked this up. I'm glad I did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Canzone on August 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The good: I really like this CD a lot. The piano sound is just right, not clangy and brassy as some Naxos piano recordings are. And Wass has just the right touch and feel for Franck; it's easy to understand why he is so highly regarded.

The bad: Naxos (again) doesn't get the balance right, perhaps because the miking is too close. If you set the volume high enough to hear the very quiet passages, the lounder sections can be uncomfortable.

The mystery: I don't have another recording, or score, available for comparison, but the 'Aria' section of the Prelude, Aria et Final piece is listed as 6.33 minutes in length; however, it really sounds as though it ends at about 6:05. Is there music missing, is the CD defective, or is this just a printing anomaly??

Whatever, it's a really lovely recording.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Cesar Franck: Eglogue Op. 3, Premier Grand Caprice Op. 5, Prelude, Choral & Fugue, Prelude, Aria et Final
This item: Cesar Franck: Eglogue Op. 3, Premier Grand Caprice Op. 5, Prelude, Choral & Fugue, Prelude, Aria et Final
Price: $11.53
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com