Tournemire (1870 - 1939 )
Vincent d'Indy (1851 - 1931)
Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)
Charles-Marie Widor (1845 - 1937)
Maurice Durufle (1902 - 1986)
Duparc was a student of
Franck. He was an extremely self-critical composer and managed to
destroy most of his
compositions. The few that remain are gems of the highest order.
as originally composed for piano
Seven Duparc songs orchestrated
Bernadette Greevy with the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier
Chandos Chan 8735
A student of Franck. Organist at
Notre Dame from 1900 to 1937. He wrote six organ symphonies.
first two are in the romantic tradition.
Louis Verne Web Site
(1886 - 1971)
Dupré was an astonishing organist who could play the
complete works of Bach from memory! He was the author of a
large body of works, mostly for the organ. He
followed Franck (after an eight-year stint by Pierné) in
the position of organist at the great Cavaillé-Coll organ
at the Cathedral Sainte-Clotilde in Paris and remained
there until his death. Among his early works are
compositions of great beauty in the romantic tradition;
however, he later adopted the ways of 20th-century music,
and his later works are often dark.
(1907 - 1991)
A pupil of Tournemire, the
organist at Sante-Clotilde from 1945 to 1987. He has composed some very beautiful
compositions for organ
Franck's Musical Family"
Websites: Frank's Students
The DoveSong MP3 Library
French Organists from the Franck School
Organists of Paris
The Organ at