Charles Marie Widor (1844 - 1937)
Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor (February 21, 1844 ? March 12, 1937) was a French organist, composer and teacher. Widor was born in Lyon, France to a family of organ builders, and initially studied music there with his father, who was an organist himself. The French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, reviver of the art of organ building, was a friend of the Widor family: he arranged for the talented young organist to study in Brussels, with Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens for organ technique and with François-Joseph Fétis, director of the Brussels Conservatoire for composition.
In 1870, with the ... (Read all)