Jeanne Demessieux

Good morning. Today we’re listening to Jeanne Demessieux, a French organist and composer. Born in 1921 and identified quickly as a musical prodigy, Demessieux entered the Paris Conservatoire at age 12. Appointed chief organist at Paris’s Saint-Esprit around the same time, she went on to perform concert organ internationally. We’re playing one of the eight-disc Decca Legacy collection of her recordings:

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