Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alain, Jehan

Jehan Alain(1911-1940), French organist and composer, studied at the Paris Conservatory and achieved First Prize in Harmony and First Prize in Fugue. He studied organ with Marcel Dupre, under whose direction he took first prize for Organ and Improvisation in 1939. He was appointed organist of Saint-Nicholas de Maisons Lafitte in Paris in 1935, he also played organ regularly at the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth synagogue . He wrote choral music chamber music, songs and three volumes of piano music.

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