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Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély – Wikipedia

However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his ‘clientele’. In the manuscript of an unpublished Mass by his father is a note:. When Alfred was fourteen Antoine died, and the son succeeded the father as official organist of Saint-Roch.

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In he won first prize for organ. July Total duration: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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He was the incarnation of the organ of the Second Empire. The Essential Hyperion, Vol. Also, even though his contemporaries were unanimous in their pefebure for his improvisations, he often seems to have taken the easier alternative, the immediately accessible option, music that doesn’t ask any questions. Views Read Edit View history.


A music dictionary described his skills as follows: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Many musicians and other leading figures attended his Requiem Mass. As with Batiste, his skills as a composer were influenced by the music of the opera house. Sortie in E flat composer. Ein Musiklexikon des Jahres beschrieb ihn wie folgt: He took a particular interest in the harmonium, lefehure a number of pieces for it, and was famous in Paris for his organ improvisations with which he could draw the crowds.

Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris — His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory.

Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély

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


Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical letebure 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 He retained throughout the Mass an extraordinary presence that surprised the people who were fpat him at the organ.

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