some of his other late works, Franck's Violin Sonata (HN 293), composed
in 1886, was well-received by the public and critics from the very
start. The beautiful arrangement for cello published in January 1888
distinguishes itself from numerous other arrangements in that Franck
expressly authorized it. The cellist Jules Delsart, who had heard a
performance of the sonata in Paris in December 1887, was so delighted by
it that he asked Franck's permission to make a transcription of the
violin part for his own instrument.