The Franchomme Project album was released on the Delos label in the US and Canada on September 11th, 2015, and became available to the rest of the world through Naxos distributors in November. The Franchomme Project CD features out-of-print compositions by Franchomme and Chopin, most appearing here in their world premiere recordings. Its booklet has extensive liner notes written by Louise Dubin, based on her research in France and full of previously unpublished information and photos. The liner notes are translated into French by a direct descendant of Franchomme.
Franchomme Project CD orders placed through this website's shop include a bonus 24-bit cello duo track!
From the Bach Suites concert with Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir and Alberto Parrini May 2018 at John Street Church, New York, NY May 15, 2018:
Below is a live performance from Salle Gaveau, Paris, VioloncellenSeine, "La Nuit du Violoncelle," the gala concert of VioloncellenSeine 2016, the biannual convention of the French Cello Society, December 2, 2016. Louise Dubin, Raphaël Pidoux, Gauthier Boutin, Philippe Muller, cellists. 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 size is 3GB)
Here are 30-second samples of five of the Franchomme Project tracks:
Koechlin Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 66. 2nd movement. Louise Dubin and Helene Jeanney
Koechlin Sonata For Cello and Piano: 1st Movement, John Street Church NYC with Hélène Jeanney, May 2017 :
Short video (captured by Yi-Duo Li) of teaching at NY Big Apple Music Festival at Queens College, NY, July 2018:
Franchomme Caprice #9 with Julia Bruskin, Cello 2. Franchomme Album Release Concert, NYC, Sept. 2015:
Franchomme Nocturne, Op. 14, No. 1 for two cellos, Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin, at recording session for the Franchomme Project album on Delos:
Franchomme Caprice No. 9 for two cellos, Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin, at recording session for the Franchomme Project album on Delos:
Franchomme Nocturne Op. 15, No. 1 with Philippe Muller, cello 2. Salle Fauré, Paris, VioloncellenSeine Festival, Dec. 2016:
Tchaikovsky Sextet Movement III, Allegretto Moderato. live performance at Savannah Music Festival; Violin 1 Daniel Hope, Violin 2 Benny Kim, Viola 1 Phillip Dukes, Viola 2 Carla Maria Rodrigues, Cello 1 Eric Kim, Cello 2 Louise Dubin:
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3, Movement 1, "Lebhaft, sehr markiert":
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3, Movement 4, "Lebhafte Viertel":
Preludio-Fantasia movement from Cassado's Suite for Cello:
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.
RADIO INTERVIEWS OF LOUISE DUBIN
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!
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/
WKCR-FM NY featured an hour long show of music interspersed with its interview of Louise Dubin, you can go to this site's News + Reviews page to hear it.