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Last of a mighty organ line - death of Marie Claire-Allain
« on: February 26, 2013, 04:12:43 PM »
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February 26, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

The death has been announced of Marie-Claire Alain, one of the most influential organists of all time. She was 86.

Her father, Albert Alain (1880-1971), was an organ composer and builder. Her composer brother, Jehain Alain, died fighting the German in 1940, at the age of 29. Marie-Claire played his works all her life.

A second brother, Olivier Alain (1918-1994) was an organist and director of the conservatory in their birthplace, Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Marie-Claire Alain recorded the complete organ works of J S Bach no fewer than three time

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/02/last-of-a-mighty-organ-line.html

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Re: Last of a mighty organ line - death of Marie Claire-Allain
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 10:28:54 AM »
Hi

Thanks for posting - it saved me having to do it.  very sad news.

I've added a little to the topic title (with some difficulty with the system) to indicate who is referred to.

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Re: Last of a mighty organ line - death of Marie Claire-Allain
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
Her performances were an inspiration to me and will be remembered and played for ever

For such a small person she could produce a mighty sound

May she rest in peace


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