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Léon Boëllmann

Léon Boëllmann (25 September 1862 – 11 October 1897) was a French composer of Alsatian origin, known for a small number of compositions for organ. His best-known composition is Suite gothique (1895), which is a staple of the organ repertoire, especially its concluding Toccata.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 25, 1862 (Ensisheim), Died October 11, 1897 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11221 10-in. 11/9/1911 Romance Boris Hambourg Cello solo, with piano composer  
Edison 7570 10-in. 10/11/1920 Prière Robert Gayler ; Maurice Maréchal Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX389 10-in. 5/30/1928 Toccata Édouard Commette Organ solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boëllmann, Léon," accessed January 29, 2023,

Boëllmann, Léon. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from

"Boëllmann, Léon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.

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