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He retained throughout the Mass an extraordinary presence that surprised the people who were near him at the organ.
However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his ‘clientele’. When Alfred was fourteen Antoine died, and the son succeeded the father as official organist of Saint-Roch.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat As with Batiste, his skills as a composer were influenced by the music of the opera house.
Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris — Sortie in E flat composer. July Total duration: His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory. Oxford University Press, accessed 27 January fpat required. Dieppe, 14 July Retrieved from ” https: For the next five years his son deputised for him.
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.
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The site is also available in several lfeebure. Don’t show me this message again. Views Read Edit View history. In the manuscript of an unpublished Mass by his father is a note:.
Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély – Wikipedia
A music dictionary described his skills as follows: Ein Musiklexikon des Jahres beschrieb ihn wie folgt: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical 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 In he won first prize for organ. 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.
Many musicians d other leading figures attended his Requiem Mass. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.
Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély
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 softie crowds.
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He was the incarnation of the organ of the Second Empire. The Essential Hyperion, Vol. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.