List of works by Auguste Franchomme

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  • Hofmeister - poor source for works probably first published in France, gives generally a much too late estimate for "first" date of publication
  • BNF - French National Library Catalogue, has many Franchomme manuscripts listed

Works with Opus number

  • Op.1,
  • Op.2, Variations pour violoncelle et orchestre. (pub. by Janet et Cotelle. Incomplete ms., and published parts @ BNF)
  • Op.3,
  • Op.4, Variations pour violoncelle et quatuor ( Janet et Cotelle)
  • Op.5,
  • Op.6, Variations sur des Thèmes Russes et Écossais (for Cello Solo, String Quartet and Bass)
  • Op.7, 12 Caprices for Cello
  • Op.8, 3 Récréations pour le violoncelle avec accompagnement de piano. ( Bernard Latte)
  • Op.9, Fantaisie on “Le Chant d’adieux”
  • Op.10, Romance for Cello and Strings
  • Op.11,
  • Op.12, Sérénade (serenade for cello and piano)
  • Op.13,
  • Op.14, 3 Nocturnes for cello and piano
  • Op.15, Nocturnes
No.1 Nocturne for 2 Cellos in C minor
No.3 Nocturne for 2 Cellos in A major
  • Op.16,
  • Op.17,
  • Op.18, 3 Solos pour le violoncelle avec accompagnement de piano (pub. by Lemoine)
  • Op.19,
  • Op.20,
  • Op.21, "Adagio et Bolero" pour violoncelle et orchestre (manuscript parts @ BNF)
  • Op.22,
  • Op.23,
  • Op.24, 3 Caprices
  • Op.25,
  • Op.26, Air auvergnat varié in A minor
  • Op.27,
  • Op.28,
  • Op.29, Adagio en sol, pour violoncelle principal et orchestre (manuscript @ BNF)
  • Op.30,
  • Op.31, "Semiramis"/Sémiramide. Fantaisie sur l'opéra de Rossini, pour violoncelle et orchestre (manuscript score, 14pp, @ BNF. Published (cello and piano reduction) by Schonenberger in 1844. See also digital upload at Goethe University Frankfurt.)
  • Op.32, 2nd Air russe varié
  • Op.33, Cello Concerto No.1 in C minor
  • Op.34, Grande valse : morceau de concert pour le violoncelle avec accomp[agnement] d'orchestre... (Fleisher & BNF have this, the latter as autograph ms)
  • Op.35, 12 Etudes for Cello (also for 2 cellos or cello and piano)
  • Op.36, Fantasy on a Theme by Händel for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
  • Op.37,
  • Op.38,
  • Op.39, Fantaisie on a melody by Schubert
  • Op.40, Fantaisie sur 'La flûte enchantée' de Mozart
  • Op.41, Meditation
  • Op.42,Morceau de Concert sur des Mélodies de Chopin
  • Op.43, Franchomme's opus number for his arrangement of one of Chopin's Preludes, Op.28
  • Op.44, Fantaisie sur 'Don Giovanni' de Mozart
  • Op.45, Fantaisie sur 'Joconde' de Nicolo
  • Op.46, Caprice sur des airs écossais pour violoncelle avec accompagnement de piano (pub. by Brandus)
  • Op.55, ?? (but by Breitkopf & Härtel, by 1847)

without Opus numbers

  • Grand duo concertant sur des thèmes de Robert le diable, B.70 (Chopin, Frédéric) In 1833, Chopin and Franchomme collaborated to write a Grand Duo Concertant for piano and cello, based on themes from Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Robert the Devil.
  • Franchomme transcribed Mozart's and Beethoven's violin sonatas for violoncello and piano, as well as Chopin's nocturnes and preludes
  • Numerous songs and cello works in manuscript in the collection of the French National Library.
    • E.g. The song Non tu n'as pas quitté mes yeux (June 1850) has been digitized by them (further reproduction very explicitly prohibited, but can be viewed here.)
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