Gigout, Eugène (1844–1925)
A pupil and friend of Saint-Saëns and a friend and near contemporary of Fauré, Gigout was among the most distinguished organists of his generation, teaching at the École Niedermeyer, where he had been a student, and from 1911 as professor of the organ at the Paris Conservatoire.
Gigout wrote organ music both secular (for the concert hall) and sacred (for church use). This body of work forms an essential part of French organ repertoire.
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