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Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor

Born: 1844 AD
Died: 1937 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Composers, Organist

1844 – Born in Lyon, France on the 21st of February.

1870 – With the combined lobbying of Cavaillé-Coll, Charles Gounod and Camille Saint-Saëns, the 24 year old Widor was appointed as organist of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, the most prominent position for a French organist.

1890 – He succeeded César Franck as organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire.

1896 – He also became composition professor.

1925 – His organ works include: ten Symphonies, Suite Latine, Trois Nouvelles Pièces, and six arrangements of works by Bach under the title Bach’s Memento.

1933 – He remained as organist at St-Sulpice.

1934 – He was succeeded by his former student Marcel Dupré. Meanwhile.

1937 – Died on the 12th of March.