Franck, Joseph, Belgian-French organist and composer, brother of César (-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert) Franck; b. Liège, Oct. 31, 1825; d. Issy, near Paris, Nov. 20, 1891. He studied organ with Benoist at the Paris Cons., obtaining the 1st prize (1852), then was organist at the church of St. Thomas d’Aquin in Paris. He composed sacred music and piano works, and publ. several manuals on harmony, piano technique, and other pedagogical subjects.
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