‘Queen of the organ’. Jeanne Demessieux in memoriam. Part 2 (end)

by René Verwer | Het ORGEL | Year 115 | (2019) | Issue 3

Jeanne Demessieux - orgel in La Madeleine 1967

The 11th of November, 2018, was the 50th anniversary of the death of the French organist and composer Jeanne Demessieux. In the previous number her education, her contacts with her teacher Marcel Dupré, and her concert career were presented. She was welcome in The Netherlands and drew full churches. In the second part her activities in her church “Madeleine” and her compositions are discussed, with special attention for her Twelve Choral-Preludes.