Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (13 November 1817 – 31 December 1869) was a French organist and composer. He played a major role in the development of the French symphonic organ style and was closely associated with the organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, inaugurating many new Cavaillé-Coll organs.

His playing was virtuosic, and as a performer he was rated above eminent contemporaries including César Franck. His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Christopher Dearnley Plays the Organs of St. Paul's Cathedral Christopher Dearnley 1
1988 Organ Fireworks II Christopher Herrick 1
1989 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 9 Balázs Szokolay 2
1991 Organ Fireworks III Christopher Herrick 1
1992 Organ Fireworks IV Christopher Herrick 1
1993 The Essential Hyperion Various Artists 1
1994 Organ Fireworks V Christopher Herrick 1
1995 Popular French Romantics, Volume 1 Jane Parker-Smith 1
1997 Organ Fireworks VII Christopher Herrick 1
1997 Organ Fireworks VIII Christopher Herrick 1
1998 Das Leben gleicht dem Sommertag Various Artists 1
2000 Popular Organ Music Colin Walsh 1
2000 Great European Organs, Number 64: Daniel Roth Plays the Cavaillé-Coll Organ of Saint-Sulpice, Paris Daniel Roth 1
2000 Romantic Organ Music of the 19th Century Franz Lehrndorfer 1
2009 Orgel Literatur Kanon Various Artists 1
2010 A New Heaven Sherborne Abbey Choir 1
2012 The Genius of Cavaille-Coll Various Artists 1
The Classical Collection, Volume 1: 50 of the World's Musical Masterpieces Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Nocturnes (Complete) Frédéric Chopin, John Field; Bart van Oort 1
2005 Pärnu Muusikakool 1945-2005 Various Artists 1
2013 Guide des Instruments de Musique (Volume II) — 1800-1950 Jérome Lejeune 1
Salut! No 61 Various Artists 1

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