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Louis Alfred James Lefebure-Wely (Composer)

Born: 13th November 1817, Paris, France

Died: 31st December 1869, Paris, France

Nationality: French

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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