Léon Boëllmann

Biography

Born: September 25, 1862; Ensisheim, Alsace   Died: October 11, 1897; Paris, France  
Had he lived a longer life, Léon Boëllmann would likely be recognized today as one of the great Romantic French organist-composers, in a line that included Gigout, Franck, Widor, and Vierne. As it is, he is remembered mainly for his highly characterful Suite Gothique for organ, particularly the suite's brilliant but only moderately difficult Toccata.

In 1871, shortly after the conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War, the very young
Read more Boëllmann left the contested region of Alsace for Paris, where he studied at the Ecole Niedermeyer with Gustave Lefèvre and Eugène Gigout. He quickly became Gigout's protégé, and took many school prizes. Soon after he graduated in 1881 he began working at the church of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, where before long he was named principal organist. In 1885 he married Gigout's niece and went to live with his former teacher, also becoming an instructor of organ and improvisation at Gigout's own recently founded school.

Boëllmann soon became highly regarded in Paris as a teacher, organist, improviser, and critic. He also composed some 68 chamber, orchestral, and other works in addition to a collection of 100 contrapuntal organ pieces published under the title Heures mystiques. For a while, his Symphonic Variations for cello and orchestra enjoyed international success, but today Boëllmann is known exclusively for his often modal organ music, especially the Suite Gothique. Read less
Browse 51-75 of 80 Available Recordings
1 2 3 4
  • 51.
    Organ Music At The Stave Church Hahnenklee / Hofmann
    Label: Motette   Catalog: 1248 Release Date: 05/29/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Léon Boëllmann,  Louis Vierne,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Hofmann
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 52.
    Psallite - Organ Of The Moscow Conservatory / Alexei Parshin
    Label: Motette   Catalog: 6036 Release Date: 04/24/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Goedicke,  Elena Butuzova,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Léon Boëllmann  ... 
    Performer:  Alexei Parshin
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 53.
    Orgel Und Glocken Von Münsterschwarzach / Dominikus Trautner
    Label: Motette   Catalog: 6021 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Marcel Dupré,  Max Reger
    Performer:  Dominikus Trautner
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 54.
    The Organ Of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle / Roger Judd
    Label: Herald Records   Catalog: 204 Release Date: 01/01/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Vierne,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely,  Herbert Brewer,  William Henry Harris  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Judd
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $16.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 55.
    Boellmann: Organ Works / Willibald Guggenmos
    Label: Motette   Catalog: 11751 Release Date: 08/29/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann
    Performer:  Willibald Guggenmos
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 56.
    Boëllman: Chamber Works
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7135 Release Date: 08/18/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann
    Performer:  Jeremy Filsell,  Oliver Gledhill
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 57.
    Orb & Sceptre / David Goode
    Label: Herald Records   Catalog: 219 Release Date: 01/01/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Théodore Dubois,  Sir Edward Elgar,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  David Goode
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $16.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 58.
    Requiem - Classical Music For Reflection And Meditation
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8556703 Release Date: 08/31/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Léon Boëllmann,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    CD: $12.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 59.
    Widor, Boëllmann, Reubke: Romantic Organ Works /Michael Pohl
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 9399 Release Date: 07/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Julius Reubke,  Léon Boëllmann,  Charles-Marie Widor
    Performer:  Michael Pohl
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 60.
    Bombarde! - French Organ Classics / Ian Tracey
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9716 Release Date: 05/18/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Théodore Dubois,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Joseph Bonnet,  Gabriel Pierné  ... 
    Performer:  Ian Tracey
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 61.
    Ocean Grove - French Spectaculars / Gordon Turk
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90267 Release Date: 02/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Henri Mulet,  Léon Boëllmann  ... 
    Performer:  Gordon Turk
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 62.
    Label: Skarbo   Catalog: 1987 Release Date: 12/15/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann
    Performer:  Jean-Pierre Ferey
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 63.
    Toccata - Organ Favourites / Carlo Curley
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458364 Release Date: 09/04/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa,  Gustav Holst,  Léon Boëllmann,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Carlo Curley
    On sale! $24.98
    ArkivCD $21.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $24.98   ArkivCD:  $21.99 Add to Cart

  • 64.
    O. Alain, A. Alain, Boëllmann: Organ Music / Babette Mondry
    Label: Gall (Formerly Gallo)   Catalog: 945 Release Date: 02/03/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann,  Albert Alain,  Olivier Alain
    Performer:  Babette Mondry
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 65.
    The Art of Virgil Fox Vol III
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 66386 Release Date: 03/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Duruflé,  Léon Boëllmann,  Benjamin Godard,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Virgil Fox
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 66.
    Organ Festival - Pachelbel, Bach, Et Al / Arturo Sacchetti
    Label: Arts Music   Catalog: 47209 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Louis Vierne,  Jehan-Ariste Alain,  Marco Enrico Bossi  ... 
    Performer:  Arturo Sacchetti
    On sale! $11.98
    CD: $9.49
    In Stock
    On sale!   $11.98   CD:  $9.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 67.
    In Memoriam - Music For Solemn Occasions
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553435 Release Date: 09/17/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Edvard Grieg,  Alessandro Marcello  ... 
    Performer:  Bertalan Hock,  Jozef Cejka,  Nora Mercz,  János Bálint  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Halász,  Adrian Leaper,  Richard Edlinger,  Okko Kamu  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Symphony Orchestra,  Capella Istropolitana,  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 68.
    As The Dew From Heaven Distilling - Parker & Thayer / Moyer
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 290 Release Date: 07/09/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Joseph J. Daynes,  César Franck,  Charles Hubert Parry  ... 
    Performer:  Karl Moyer
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 69.
    For Weddings / Kevin Bowyer
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7712 Release Date: 04/02/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Sir William Walton,  John Stanley,  Charles-Marie Widor  ... 
    Performer:  Kevin Bowyer
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 70.
    Historic Organs Of Maine
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 92 Release Date: 02/20/1996   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Théodore Dubois,  John Stanley,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely  ... 
    Performer:  Dr. Frances Nobert,  Lorenz Maycher,  J. Bryan Dyker,  George Bozeman  ... 
    On sale! $51.98
    CD: $39.99
    Back Order
    On sale!   $51.98   CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 71.
    Historic Organs Of Baltimore / Armstrong, Ballinger, Bowie
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 91 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely,  Charles Zeuner,  Healey Willan  ... 
    On sale! $51.98
    CD: $39.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $51.98   CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 72.
    Hans Fagius Plays French Organ Music By Couperin, Et Al
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 7 Release Date: 04/18/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Duruflé,  Jehan-Ariste Alain,  Léon Boëllmann,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Fagius
    On sale! $21.97
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $21.97   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 73.
    In Dulci Jubilo - Christmas Music For Organ / Robert Grogan
    Label: Gothic Records   Catalog: 49069 Release Date: 01/17/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benoit, Paul, Dom,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Samuel Barber,  Albert de Klerk  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Grogan
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 74.
    Hans Fagius Plays Organ Favorites
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 365 Release Date: 09/23/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Oskar Lindberg,  Louis Vierne,  Henri Mulet  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Fagius
    On sale! $21.99
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $21.99   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 75.
    Mendelssohn: Organ Music + Favourites / Hans Fagius
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 156 Release Date: 09/22/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Oskar Lindberg,  Léon Boëllmann,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Fagius
    On sale! $44.99
    CD: $37.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $44.99   CD:  $37.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

1 2 3 4

Léon Boëllmann


MOST POPULAR WORKS
I. Maestoso - Allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto
I. Introduction - Choral: Maestoso -
II. Menuet gothique: Allegro -
III. Priere a Notre-Dame: Tres lent
IV. Toccata: Allegro
WORKS
I. Maestoso - Allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto
I. Introduction - Choral: Maestoso -
II. Menuet gothique: Allegro -
III. Priere a Notre-Dame: Tres lent
IV. Toccata: Allegro