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However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his ‘clientele’. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 – Wikipedia

In the manuscript of an unpublished Mass by his father is a note:. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat He was the incarnation of the organ of the Second Empire. He retained throughout the Mass an extraordinary presence that surprised the people who lefbure near him at the organ.

A music dictionary described his skills as follows: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. This Mass was played on Easter Tuesday by my little boy Alfrede, age eight years and four months, sirtie the organ of Saint-Roch to the satisfaction of everyone present.


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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. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély

He followed his father as organist of St Roch, then was at the Madeleine church from to before becoming organist of St Sulpice in July Total duration: Ein Musiklexikon des Jahres beschrieb ihn wie folgt: The Essential Hyperion, Vol. Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris — Don’t show me this message again. His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Many musicians and other leading figures attended his Requiem Mass. 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. As with Batiste, his skills as ee composer were influenced by the music of the opera house. Sortie in E flat composer.

For the next five years his son deputised for him.