Marcel Dupré

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Marcel Dupré
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French organist, pianist, composer, and pedagogue (born Rouen, Normandy, 3 May 1886; died Meudon, near Paris, 30 May 1971).

Born into a musical family, he was a child prodigy. His father Albert Dupré, organist in Rouen, was a friend of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, who built an organ in the family house when Marcel was 14 years old. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1904, where he studied with Louis Diémer and Lazare Lévy (piano), Alexandre Guilmant and Louis Vierne (organ), and Charles-Marie Widor (fugue and composition). In 1914, Dupré won the Grand Prix de Rome for his cantata, <i> Psyché</i>. In 1926, he was appointed professor of organ performance and improvisation at the Paris Conservatoire, a position he held until 1954.

After World War I, Dupré rapidly established his reputation as a concert artist following his performance (from memory!) of the complete organ works of Bach in a series of recitals in Paris. Throughout his life, he performed a total of 2178 recitals in Australia, the United States, Canada and Europe. In 1934, Dupré succeeded Charles-Marie Widor as titular organist at St. Sulpice in Paris, a post he held until his death in 1971.

As a composer, he produced a wide-ranging œuvre of 65 works, and also taught two generations of well-known organists such as Olivier Messiaen, Jehan Alain and Marie-Claire Alain, Jean-Marie Beaudet, Pierre Cochereau, Jeanne Demessieux and many others. His most often heard and recorded compositions tend to be from the earlier years of his career.

In many ways Dupré may be viewed as a 'Paganini' of the organ - being a virtuoso of the highest order, he contributed extensively to the development of technique (both in his organ music and in his pedagogical works) although, like Paganini, his music is relatively unknown to musicians other than those who play the instrument for which the music was written.
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KO/860207 Marcel Dupré - L'improvisation à L'orgue Par Marcel Dupré album art Marcel Dupré L'improvisation à L'orgue Par Marcel Dupré(LP) Aaamd - Association Des Amis de L'Art de Marcel Dupré, Le Kiosque D'Orphée KO/860207 France 1949 Sell This Version
LD 3 106 Marcel Dupré - Jean-Sébastien Bach album art Marcel Dupré Jean-Sébastien Bach(LP) Lumen LD 3 106 France 1954 Sell This Version
50168 Marcel Dupré - Oeuvres de César Franck album art Marcel Dupré Oeuvres de César Franck(LP) Mercury 50168 France 1957 Sell This Version
190.012 Marcel Dupré - Camille Saint-Saëns - Troisième Symphonie album art Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray, Marcel Dupré Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray, Marcel Dupré - Camille Saint-Saëns - Troisième Symphonie(LP) Mercury 190.012 France 1957 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Pièce Héroïque / Three Chorales album art Franck* - Marcel Dupré Franck* - Marcel Dupré - Pièce Héroïque / Three Chorales (Album) Mercury US 1958 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Symphony  No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 78 album art Saint-Saëns*, Marcel Dupré, Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Saint-Saëns*, Marcel Dupré, Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 78 (Album) Mercury Living Presence, Mercury Living Presence, Mercury, Mercury US 1958 Sell This Version
AMS 16097 Marcel Dupré Organ Recital(LP) Mercury Living Presence AMS 16097 UK 1958 Sell This Version
XWN 18916 Marcel Dupré - Le Chemin de la Croix de Dupré par Dupré album art Marcel Dupré Le Chemin de la Croix de Dupré par Dupré(LP) Westminster XWN 18916 1958 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol. 5 album art Dupré* And Messiaen* Dupré* And Messiaen* - Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol. 5 (Album) Mercury US 1959 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Symphony No. 9 In C Minor - Symphony No. 5 In F Minor album art Widor*, Marcel Dupré Widor*, Marcel Dupré - Symphony No. 9 In C Minor - Symphony No. 5 In F Minor (Album) Westminster US 1959 Sell This Version
XWN 18867 Marcel Dupré - Messe À L'Usage Des Couvents album art François Couperin, Marcel Dupré François Couperin, Marcel Dupré - Messe À L'Usage Des Couvents(LP, Album, Mono) Westminster XWN 18867 US 1959 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Organ Recital: Music By Widor And Dupré album art Widor*, Dupré* / Marcel Dupré Widor*, Dupré* / Marcel Dupré - Organ Recital: Music By Widor And Dupré (Album) Mercury Living Presence, Mercury US 1958 Sell This Version
M-107 Marcel Dupré - At The Organ Of All Saints Church album art Henry Hokans, Langlais*, Dupre*, Widor*, Durufle* Henry Hokans, Langlais*, Dupre*, Widor*, Durufle* - At The Organ Of All Saints Church(LP, Mono) Gregorian Institute Of America M-107 US 1960 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Dupre At Saint-Sulpice Vol. 2 album art Marcel Dupré Dupre At Saint-Sulpice Vol. 2 (Album) Mercury UK 1960 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Volume 4 album art Marcel Dupré Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Volume 4 (Album) Mercury Living Presence US 1960 Sell This Version
P-8544 Marcel Dupré - Organ Music From France album art Virgil Fox, Maurice Duruflé, Louis Vierne, César Franck, Marcel Dupré Virgil Fox, Maurice Duruflé, Louis Vierne, César Franck, Marcel Dupré - Organ Music From France(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records P-8544 US 1961 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - Dupre At Saint-Sulpice Volume Three album art Frank*, Marcel Dupré Frank*, Marcel Dupré - Dupre At Saint-Sulpice Volume Three (Album) Mercury, Mercury UK 1961 Sell This Version
Marcel Dupré - French Organ Music album art Jean Titelouze*, Marcel Dupré, Louis Vierne, Jehan Alain, Olivier Messiaen, Jean François Dandrieu*, Jiří Ropek, Milan Šlechta Jean Titelouze*, Marcel Dupré, Louis Vierne, Jehan Alain, Olivier Messiaen, Jean François Dandrieu*, Jiří Ropek, Milan Šlechta - French Organ Music Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1965 Sell This Version
835.764 LY Marcel Dupré - Au Grand Orgue De L'Eglise Saint-Ouen De Rouen - Chorals album art J. S. Bach* - Marcel Dupré J. S. Bach* - Marcel Dupré - Au Grand Orgue De L'Eglise Saint-Ouen De Rouen - Chorals(LP, Album) Philips 835.764 LY France 1965 Sell This Version
6585 010 Marcel Dupré - L'extraordinaire Marcel Dupré album art Marcel Dupré L'extraordinaire Marcel Dupré(LP) Philips 6585 010 France 1965 Sell This Version
MS/FAG 14 AT Marcel Dupré - Récital d'orgue à Grisy-Suisnes album art Marcel Dupré Récital d'orgue à Grisy-Suisnes(LP) Le Kiosque d'Orphée MS/FAG 14 AT France 1967 Sell This Version
W9351 Marcel Dupré - Messe À L'Usage Des Couvents album art François Couperin, Marcel Dupré François Couperin, Marcel Dupré - Messe À L'Usage Des Couvents(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Westminster W9351 US 1967 Sell This Version
ED 001103 Marcel Dupré - Intégrale de l'oeuvre: oeuvre d'orgue - Disque III album art Marcel Dupré, Rolande Falcinelli Marcel Dupré, Rolande Falcinelli - Intégrale de l'oeuvre: oeuvre d'orgue - Disque III(LP) Edici ED 001103 France 1968 Sell This Version
VICS 1573 Marcel Dupré - The Organ Of Westminster Cathedral • Organ Symphonies Of Marcel Dupré album art Marcel Dupré / Graham Steed Marcel Dupré / Graham Steed - The Organ Of Westminster Cathedral • Organ Symphonies Of Marcel Dupré(LP) RCA Victrola VICS 1573 UK 1971 Sell This Version
VICS 1661 Marcel Dupré - The Organ Of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral • A Memorial To Marcel Dupré album art Marcel Dupré - Graham Steed Marcel Dupré - Graham Steed - The Organ Of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral • A Memorial To Marcel Dupré(LP) RCA Victrola VICS 1661 UK 1972 Sell This Version

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