Saturday Night Music: Cesar Franck

Greetings, dear readers! This past week has been terribly busy for me. I had a stupid presentation to work on (so glad it’s over) and lots of studying to do. And as luck would have it, I managed to score an interview, too. Not that I’d ever complain about getting an interview… but of all the weeks, it couldn’t have fallen during a worse one!

Anyway, as I lounge here on my bed, relaxing after studying accounting (pension plans are on the agenda next), here’s some classical music for you to listen to. In case you haven’t figured it out, there is a vast conspiracy on this blog to make classical music fans out of all of you. 😉

This piece is César Franck’s Symphonic Variations. It is one of the composer’s most well-known pieces and resembles a concerto in form, as it has three distinct sections in a fast-slow-fast layout.

(Click here to watch on YouTube.)

This recording is rather old (from 1965) but it’s decent. The pianist is Georges Cziffra. As I said, it’s old, so the quality isn’t as good as a more modern recording, but it’s a decent performance of the piece.


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