Fleury, Andrè (Edouard Antoine Marie)

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Fleury, Andrè (Edouard Antoine Marie)

Fleury, Andrè (Edouard Antoine Marie), French organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Neuillysur-Seine, July 25, 1903; d. Le Vesinet, Aug. 6, 1995. After training with his father, he studied with Gigout and Dupre at the Paris Cons., taking a premier prix in improvisation in 1926; he also was a private student in organ of Marchal and Vierne and in composition of Vidal. He was active in Paris as organist at St. Augustin (from 1930) and as a prof. of organ at the École Normale de Musique (from 1943). After serving as organist at the Cathedral and as a prof, at the Cons, in Dijon (1949–71), he returned to Paris as co-organist at St. Éustache and as a prof, at the Schola Cantorum. He wrote 2 organ syms. (1947, 1949) and many other organ works.

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