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Franz, Robert (1815-1892), a German musical composer, was born at Halle, in which town, while his health lasted, he held various appointments. Having studied under Schneider at Dessau, he published in 1843 twelve songs, which won the approbation of Mendelssohn, Schumann, and other masters. He produced altogether 250 songs, many of them of a high degree of merit, besides a Kyrie and arrangements of Handel and Bach. In 1872 a series of concerts were arranged for his benefit under the patronage of Liszt and Joachim, and were highly successful. He died in October, 1892.