Boëllmann, Léon, French composer; b. Ensisheim, Alsace, Sept. 25, 1862; d. Paris, Oct. 11, 1897. He studied organ with Gigout, and later was an organ teacher in Paris. He left 68 publ, works, his Variations symphoniques for Cello and Orch. becoming part of the repertoire of cello players. He wrote a sym., Fantaisie dialoguee, for Organ and Orch., Suite gothique for Organ, Piano Quartet, Piano Trio, Cello Sonata, and Rapsodie carnavalesque for Piano, Four-Hands. He also publ, a collection of 100 pieces for organ under the title Heures mystiques.
P. Locard, L. B.(Strasbourg, 1901).
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