The Franchomme Project album was released on the Delos label in the US and Canada on September 11th, and became available to the rest of the world through Naxos distributors in November. The Franchomme Project CD includes extensive liner notes written by Louise Dubin, based on her research in France and including previously unpublished information and photos. Also includes is a French translation by a direct descendant of Franchomme.
Franchomme Project CD orders placed through this website's shop include a bonus 24-bit cello duo track!
Julie Amacher's segment features The Franchomme Project on New Classical Tracks, broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and syndicated by American Public Media. Album giveaways through November 24th!
The Franchomme Project has been chosen as CD of the week by San Francisco's KDFC-FM, where you can tune in all week in the Bay Area (or stream anywhere @ KDFC.com) to hear tracks.
Houston Public Radio: Dacia Clay's Classical Classroom features an in-depth interview re. The Franchomme Project: posted Dec 8th! http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2015/12/07/130145/classical-classroom-ep-111-the-franchomme-episode-with-louise-dubin/
Here is a video from Salle Gaveau, Paris, VioloncellenSeine, "La Nuit du Violoncelle," December 2, 2016. Louise Dubin, Raphaël Pidoux, Gauthier Boutin, Philippe Muller, cellists. From the gala concert of VioloncellenSeine 2016, the biannual convention of the French Cello Society. World premiere recordings of all three of these quartets are on The Franchomme Project album.
Here is a link to download the above video as a file, with higher audio resolution. (File is 3GB in size)
Here are 30-second samples of five of the Franchomme Project tracks:
Franchomme Nocturne, Op. 14, No. 1 for two cellos, Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin, at recording session for the upcoming Franchomme Project album on Delos:
Franchomme Caprice No. 9 for two cellos, Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin, at recording session for the upcoming Franchomme Project album on Delos:
Preludio-Fantasia movement from Cassado's Suite for Cello:
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3, Movement 1, "Lebhaft, sehr markiert":
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3, Movement 2, "Mässig schnell, Gemächlich":
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3, Movement 4, "Lebhafte Viertel":
Chopin-Franchomme Mazurka Op. 33, No. 3. Louise Dubin cellist, Reiko Uchida pianist, in concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, New York, NY 11/26/11. Originally composed by Fryderyk Chopin, arranged by Auguste Franchomme for cello and piano.
Marche Funèbre movement from Chopin’s Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, arranged by Franchomme for cello quartet. Franchomme made several arrangements of this piece, including one of the entire sonata for orchestra (now lost). This cello quartet arrangement was not published during his lifetime; Ms. Dubin has transcribed a modern performance edition from the manuscript score, dating from the third quarter of the 19th Century. Cellists in this performance, left to right, are: Kathy Cherbas (cello 3), Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir (cello 2), Sarah Hewitt-Roth (cello 4), Louise Dubin (cello 1). 9/29/11, John Street United Methodist Church, New York City.
Ballade Op. 38 arranged for 4 Cellos. Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir cello 1; Kathy Cherbas cello 2; Louise Dubin cello 3; Sarah Hewitt-Roth cello 4. Opening of Chopin's Ballade, Op. 38 for piano. Arrangement for Four Cellos by Auguste Franchomme. Transcribed from Franchomme's manuscript by Louise Dubin. (9/29/11 New York City, John Street Church)