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Title
Lieder
Composer
Robert Franz 1815-1892
Performer
Yves Saelens  (tenor) Jan Vermeulen  (piano)
Publisher
Etcetera, 2003
1 cd
Recording date
2002
EAN
5425008374093
CDR
DAX3908

About Robert Franz

Robert Franz Julius Knauth (28 June 1815 – 24 October 1892) was a German composer, mainly of lieder.

Biography

Franz was born in Halle, Germany, the son of Christoph Franz Knauth. In 1847, Christoph Knauth adopted his middle name Franz as his new surname, and his son followed suit.

He suffered in early life from the hostility of his parents to a musical career. He was twenty years old when his father's animosity was conquered and he was allowed to live in Dessau to study organ playing under Friedrich Schneider. The two years of study under that famous teacher were advantageous chiefly in making him uncommonly intimate with the works of Bach and Händel, his knowledge of which is shown in his editions of the former's St Matthew Passion, Magnificat and ten cantatas, and the latter's Messiah and L'Allegro, although some of these editions have long been controversial a…Read more on Wikipedia