Barié, Augustin, blind French organist and composer; b. Paris, Nov. 15, 1883; d. there, April 22, 1915. He was blind from birth. After studying at the Institution Nationale de Jeunes Aveugles with Adolphe Marty, he was a pupil of Vierne (1904–06). He was organist at St. Germain-des-Prés in Paris at the time of his early demise from a cerebral hemorrhage. His works, which include a Sym. for Organ, an Elegy, and three Pieces, were highly praised.
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