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Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély – Wikipedia

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. He retained throughout the Mass an extraordinary presence that surprised the people who were near him at the organ. Retrieved from ” https: In he won first prize for organ. When Alfred was fourteen Antoine died, and the son succeeded the father as official organist of Saint-Roch.

Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris — By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ein Musiklexikon des Jahres beschrieb ihn wie folgt: As with Batiste, his skills as a composer were influenced by the music of lefebkre opera house. 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 flaat.


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.

Sortie in E flat (Lefébure-Wély) – from CDA – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads

Don’t show me this message again. However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his ‘clientele’. Sortie in E flat composer. He was wley incarnation of the organ of the Second Empire. Many musicians and other leading figures attended his Requiem Mass.

This page was leefebure edited on 20 Decemberat His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Essential Hyperion, Vol. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. For the next five years his son deputised for him. A music dictionary described his skills as follows: July Total duration: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.


Oxford University Press, accessed 27 January subscription required. In the manuscript of an unpublished Mass by his father is a note:.

Dieppe, 14 July Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British sirtie label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

He followed his father as organist of St Roch, then was at the Madeleine church from to before becoming organist of St Sulpice in The site is also available in several languages.