Jehan Alain

1911 - 1940

Jehan Alain

Jehan Ariste Alain [ʒɑ̃ aʁist alɛ̃] (3 February 1911 – 20 June 1940) was a French organist, composer, and soldier. Born into a family of musicians, he learned the organ from his father and a host of other teachers, becoming a composer at 18, and composing until the outbreak of the Second World War 10 years later. His compositional style was influenced by the musical language of the earlier Claude Debussy, and his contemporary Olivier Messiaen, as well as his interest in music, dance and philosophy of the far east. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jehan Alain has received more than 78,429 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 477th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Jehan Alain ranks 477 out of 1,008Before him are Pierre Henry, Antoine Busnois, Sebastián Iradier, Franz Xaver Richter, James Newton Howard, and Bill Conti. After him are Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, Vicente Martín y Soler, Remo Giazotto, Friedrich Wieck, Fredrik Pacius, and Pavel Haas.

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Among people born in 1911, Jehan Alain ranks 80Before him are William Stuart-Houston, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Roberto Matta, Hubert Humphrey, André Leroi-Gourhan, and Józef Cyrankiewicz. After him are David Ogilvy, Andor Lilienthal, Lucille Ball, Viktor Barna, Herta Oberheuser, and Jean-Pierre Aumont. Among people deceased in 1940, Jehan Alain ranks 51Before him are Lewis Hine, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, Henri Desgrange, Nedo Nadi, Luigi Orione, and Arthur Zimmermann. After him are Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, Anton Korošec, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Walter Chrysler, Madeleine Astor, and Fusajiro Yamauchi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jehan Alain ranks 1,881 out of 4,109Before him are Chilperic of Aquitaine (600), Germanus of Auxerre (378), Julien Gracq (1910), Guy Roux (1938), Danielle Mitterrand (1924), and Ford Madox Brown (1821). After him are Phillipe de Plessis (1165), Liane de Pougy (1869), Margaret I, Countess of Flanders (1145), Guy Hamilton (1922), Alain Finkielkraut (1949), and Henri Cochet (1901).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jehan Alain ranks 76Before him are Louis Couperin (1626), Edgard Varèse (1883), Louis Durey (1888), Théodore Dubois (1837), Pierre Henry (1927), and Antoine Busnois (1430). After him are Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), Claude Goudimel (1514), Ferdinand Hérold (1791), Yo-Yo Ma (1955), Antoine Brumel (1460), and Henri Duparc (1848).

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