|born on||21 February 1844 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Lyon, France, 45n45, 4e51|
|Timezone||LMT m4e51 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||02°05' 09°14 Asc. 22°41'|
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.
- associate relationship with Vierne, Louis (born 8 October 1870)
- business associate/partner relationship with Dorchain, Auguste (born 19 March 1857)
- (has as) student relationship with Decaux, Abel (born 11 February 1869)
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".
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (organist)