1. Famous Organists: Jean Langlais

    Hi there! Welcome back to our favorite blog series on famous organists! We appreciate the interest and readership of these blogs. It’s truly inspiring to know that people are interested in learning about the amazing lives of the people who made the pipe organ what it is today.  Today, we’ll be once again discussing a French organist who left a major impact on pipe organ music as we know it. K…Read More

  2. Famous Organists: Dieterich Buxtehude

    Welcome back to the Viscount Organs blog series where we look into the lives and legacies of amazing pipe organists who have influenced the culture of pipe organ music. Today, we’ll be travelling back to the amazing Baroque period to take a look at the life of organist, Dieterich Buxtehude.  The Mysterious Life And Times Of Dieterich Buxtehude Interestingly enough, there is mystery surrounding …Read More

  3. Famous Organists: Eugène Gigout

    In this episode of our Famous Organists Blog Series, we’ll be diving into the life and legacy of Eugène Gigout, a renowned organist and composer as well as an influential educator.  At Viscount Organs, we’re dedicated to all things pipe organs. From building innovative, elegant instruments to paying homage to the great minds who have influenced the wonderful world of organ music, we love sha…Read More

  4. Famous Organists: Jeanne Demessieux

    Viscount Organs is happy to bring you another installation of our Famous Organists Blog Series, this time examining an amazing organist, Jeanne Demessieux.  At Viscount Organs, we’re extremely passionate about paying homage to organists who have greatly impacted the world of organ music and to keeping those artists’ legacies alive.  A Pianist Turns Organist Jeanne Demessieux was born in Mont…Read More

  5. Famous Organists: Louis Vierne

    Famous Organists: Louis Vierne This edition of our Famous Organists blog series is going to take a look at the life, interesting death, and influence of Louis Vierne, titulaire, or lead organist, at the Notre Dame Cathedral from 1900-1937. A Determined Youth Vierne was born into challenges on October 8, 1870, in Poitiers, France. Upon his birth, Vierne suffered from congenital cataracts, a birth c…Read More

  6. Famous Organists: Pierre Cochereau

    Today’s Famous Organists blog will be focusing on the incredible Pierre Cochereau, an established concert organist and titulaire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.  An Unconventional Beginning Unlike most of the organists we’ve examined thus far in the Famous Organists blog series, Pierre Cochereau wasn’t immediately sent to a conservatory to hone his musical skills. Instead, he …Read More

  7. Famous Organists: Rolande Falcinelli

    Rolande Falcinelli is the next subject of our Famous Organists series. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the life of this fabulous female organist and discuss what she contributed to the culture of organ music. An Artistic Existence Heralding from Paris, France, Falcinelli was born on February 20, 1920. Although she was the first career musician in her family, she was born into a family of visu…Read More

  8. Famous Organists: Albert Schweitzer

    Albert Schweitzer was a man of many titles. Although he’s recognized as a Nobel Laureate, theologian, philosopher, and a musician (just to name a few), here at Viscount Organs, we’re most excited about this polymath’s reputation as an organist, as well as his impact on organ culture.  In this blog, we’ll be continuing our series that looks into the lives of famous organists, more specific…Read More

  9. Famous Organists: Marie-Claire Alain

    In the next installment of our Famous Organists blog series, we will be taking a look at the incredible Marie-Claire Alain. A Family of Organists On August 10, 1926, Marie-Claire Alain was born near Paris, France, into a prodigious family of organists and musicians. Her father, Albert Alain, composed for the organ, built organs, and played the organ for his local parish. Her brother, Jehan Alain, …Read More

  10. Pulling Out All Of The Stops

    After a particularly impressive effort at work or on the playing field, or at the most climactic point in a film, you might have heard someone mention that “they pulled out all of the stops.” In common use, it’s considered high praise, but for church organ players, the phrase has a very different meaning. Viscount Organs will explore the origins of this common phrase in our latest blog post.…Read More