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Robert Franz

Franz, Robert (rōˈbĕrt fränts) [key], 1815–92, German composer of about 350 lieder, intimate songs, usually in strophic form. The first of them (pub. 1843) drew warm praise from Schumann. Franz championed a revival of the music of Bach and Handel.

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