12 Francs 1985 - César Franck

12 Francs 1985 - César Franck
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General Description : César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 – 8 November 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life.

He was born at Liège, in what is now Belgium (though at the time of his birth it was under the Netherlands' control). In that city he gave his first concerts in 1834. He studied privately in Paris from 1835, where his teachers included Anton Reicha. After a brief return to Belgium, and a disastrous reception to an early oratorio Ruth, he moved to Paris, where he married and embarked on a career as teacher and organist. He gained a reputation as a formidable improviser, and travelled widely in France to demonstrate new instruments built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

In 1858 he became organist at Sainte-Clotilde, a position he retained for the rest of his life. He became professor at the Paris Conservatoire in 1872; he took French nationality, a requirement of the appointment. His pupils included Vincent d'Indy, Ernest Chausson, Louis Vierne, Charles Tournemire, Guillaume Lekeu, and Henri Duparc. After acquiring the professorship Franck wrote several pieces that have entered the standard classical repertoire, including symphonic, chamber, and keyboard works.
Face value 12 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 2227
Catalog code (Scott) BE 1199
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 2175 Stanley Gibbons BE 2831 AFA number BE 2231 Belgium BE 2175 Unificato BE 2175
Series CEPT
Place in series 1
Stamp colour multicolour
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 9.000.000
Issue date 11/05/1985
Designer May Néama / J. Malvaux
Paper type Stamp
Print technique photogravure
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 28.00 mm
Width 39.00 mm
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