ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (1837 - 1911)
Alexandre Guilmant enjoyed an international reputation as a concert organist. He was for 30 years organist at the Trinité in Paris and he succeeded Widor as professor of organ at the Paris Conservatoire. His pupils included Marcel Dupré.
The name of Guilmant is associated with that of Widor in the development of the French organ symphony, represented by Guilmant’s sonatas for the instrument, which take this form. He was a leading figure in the organ music of his generation and provided many original compositions and editions of earlier organ music.