Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wely

Composer

1817 – 1869

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Who was Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wely?

Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély was a French organist and composer. He played a major role in the development of the French symphonic organ style and was closely associated with the organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, inaugurating many new Cavaillé-Coll organs.

His playing was virtuosic, and as a performer he was rated above eminent contemporaries including César Franck. His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory.

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Born
Nov 13, 1817
Paris
Also known as
  • Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély
  • Lefebure-Wely: Sortie
  • Louis James Alfred Lefebure-Wely
  • Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred
Nationality
  • France
Education
  • Conservatoire de Paris
Lived in
  • Paris
Died
Dec 31, 1869
Paris
Resting place
Père Lachaise Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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