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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.
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He followed his father as organist of St Roch, then was at the Madeleine church from to before becoming organist of St Sulpice in Don’t show me this message again. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In he won first prize for organ. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
He was the incarnation of the organ of the Second Empire. In the manuscript of an unpublished Mass by his father is a note:. His compositions, less aely than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory. However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his ‘clientele’. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. 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. Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris — Views Read Edit View history. The Essential Hyperion, Vol.
Ein Musiklexikon des Jahres beschrieb ihn wie folgt: Sortie in E flat composer. When Alfred was fourteen Antoine died, and the zortie succeeded the father as official organist of Saint-Roch.
Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. As with Batiste, his skills as a composer were influenced by the music of the opera house. Dieppe, 14 July Many musicians and other leading sorgie attended his Requiem Mass.
This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat 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. For the next five years his son deputised for him. He retained throughout the Mass an extraordinary presence that surprised the people who were near him at the organ.
July Total duration: A music dictionary described his skills as follows: