1644–circa 1710

Introduction

Born: June 1644, Un­ter­schwan­ing­en, Mit­tel­frank­en, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Cir­ca 1710, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Biography

Franck served as Ka­pell­meis­ter at Ans­bach (1673–79). Af­ter com­mit­ting man­slaugh­ter in a jea­lous rage, he fled to Ham­burg, and wrote 14 op­er­as (1679–86).

He re­port­ed­ly moved to Spain in 1688, but by 1690 was in London, where he per­formed with Ro­bert King.

Sources

Music

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