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Widor, Charles-Marie
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(Feb 21, 1844, Lyon – Mar 12, 1937, Paris), French composer and organist. Widor studied in Brussels with François-Joseph Fétis and Nicolas-Jacques Lemmens. From 1870 to 1933, he served as organist of the church of St.-Sulpice in Paris. After 1890 he taught organ at the Conservatoire de Musique; after 1896 he taught composition, succeeding Theodore Dubois. His students included Charles Tournemire, Louis Vierne, Marcel Dupré, and A. Schweitzer. The development of the symphonic organ…

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Bretschneider, Wolfgang, “Widor, Charles-Marie”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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