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Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris — Also, even though his contemporaries were unanimous in their admiration for his improvisations, he often seems to have taken the easier alternative, the immediately accessible option, music that doesn’t ask any questions.
Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély
His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory. In he won first prize for organ.
However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his ‘clientele’. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Ein Musiklexikon des Jahres beschrieb ihn wie folgt: He followed his father as organist of St Roch, then was at the Madeleine church from to before becoming organist sortid St Aortie in This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Many musicians and other leading figures attended his Requiem Mass.
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As with Batiste, his skills as a composer were influenced by the music of the opera house. He took a particular interest in the harmonium, writing a number of pieces for it, and was famous in Paris for his organ improvisations with which he could draw the crowds.
A music dictionary described his skills as follows: Retrieved from ” https: When Alfred was fourteen Antoine died, and the son succeeded the father as official organist of Saint-Roch. Dieppe, 14 July Don’t show me this message again. Oxford University Press, accessed 27 January subscription required.
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July Total duration: This Mass was played on Easter Tuesday by my little boy Alfrede, age eight years and four months, on the organ of Saint-Roch to the satisfaction of everyone present. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Update Required To play the media you will need to either jn your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
He retained throughout the Mass an extraordinary presence that surprised the people who were near him at the organ. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. In the manuscript of an unpublished Mass by his father is a note:. He was the incarnation of the organ of the Second Empire.