Marie-Claire Alain was the youngest kid in a family group of distinguished music artists, given birth to August 10, 1926, in St. Germain-en Laye, a Paris suburb. Her dad, Albert Alain, a composer and novice body organ builder, have been a pupil of Guilmant and Fauré. Her sister Odile was a encouraging soprano and pianist who dropped her existence early inside a mountaineering incident; her older sibling, Olivier, was a composer, pianist, and musicologist. Her oldest sibling was the renowned Jehan Alain, a composer and organist whose educators included Dupré, Dukas, and Jean Roger-Ducasse. He numbered Messiaen and Poulenc among his closest close friends and his functions for body organ — Litanies, specifically — founded him among the brightest celebrities among increasing French composers within the 10 years before his battlefield loss of life in 1940, at 29. A twin feeling of reduction and inheritance educated her research and profession. Using the allied liberation of Paris in August 1944, she came into the Paris Conservatoire, learning with Dupré for body organ, Pié-Caussade for counterpoint and fugue, and Maurice Duruflé for tranquility. Duruflé composed among the finest of his little but masterly band of body organ functions as an hommage to Marie-Claire’s sibling, the Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7 (1942). She analyzed with Duruflé from 1944 until 1950, schoolwork becoming augmented by personal lessons. During her Conservatoire years, she transported off four Leading Prix. Following the inauguration of her profession in 1950, she required a reward for body organ in the Geneva International Competition and offered her first general public recital. The Amis de Orgue granted her the Bach Reward in 1951. Following a further 2 yrs of research with Gaston Litaize, she used her profession in earnest, providing more than 2000 recitals world-wide. Her recordings quantity within the hundreds, and she thrice documented the complete body organ functions of Bach. With the 1980s, she acquired become referred to as an expert in 17th and 18th hundred years music, with many recordings of functions by Couperin, Grigny, Daquin, Vivaldi, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Handel, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, and Mozart — among numerous others — to her credit. But she also produced recognized recordings of Intimate repertoire with albums of functions by Mendelssohn, César Franck, Liszt, Widor, Vierne, Poulenc, and Jehan Alain — whose punctilious execution is normally suffused with interest — carrying in to the 21st hundred years living traditions increasing to the center of the 19th. She was also very much in demand being a teacher.
|1||She championed the organ works of her oldest brother, Jehan Alain, a composer who was killed in action against the German invasion of France in 1940.|
|2||She was the youngest child in a family of musicians. At age 11, she began assisting her father, Albert, at the organ in the church of Saint-Germain, and succeeded him there after he died in 1971.|
|3||She was an organist, teacher, and recording artist. She taught at the Paris Conservatory, where she had studied after World War II with Marcel Dupré and Maurice Duruflé.|
|Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||2016||performer: "German Organ Mass: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit BWV 672"|
|Vénus beauté (institut)||1999||performer: "Nuit de Noël"|
|Picture Perfect||1997||performer: "Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring #7", "Mendelssohn's Wedding March"|
|Goto, l'île d'amour||1969||performer: "Concerto No 11 opus 7"|
|The Game Is Over||1966||performer: "Organ Concerto, Opus 7"|
|Masterworks||1966||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Masterworks||1966||TV Series||Herself - Organist|
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|1||I come from a musical family, and we played Bach virtually every evening, playing on the organ, singing cantatas - Bach was almost a family illness! (in an interview in British quarterly The Organ)|
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