Widor, Charles-Marie

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Name
Widor, Charles-Marie Gender: M
born on 21 February 1844 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Lyon, France, 45n45, 4e51
Timezone LMT m4e51 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Cedra
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°05' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°14 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°41'



Charles-Marie Widor

Biography

French organist, composer and teacher. Widor wrote music for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles (some of his songs for voice and piano are especially notable) and composed four operas and a ballet, but only his works for organ are played with any regularity today. These include: ten Organ Symphonies, three Symphonies for orchestra with organ, Suite Latine, Trois Nouvelles Pièces, and six arrangements of works by Bach under the title Bach's Memento (1925). The organ symphonies are his most significant contribution to the organ repertoire.

He died at his home in Paris on 12 March 1937 at the age of 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Dorchain, Auguste (born 19 March 1857)

Events

Source Notes

CEDRA database, BC in hand by Philippe Tarteaut.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data in John Richard Near's book, "Symphonie II" (1991), p. xxiv: "The composer's birth certificate, located by the editor in 1982, shows that Widor was born around 2 p.m. on 21 February 1844".

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (organist)

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