Toulouse mourns premier organist, 58

Toulouse mourns premier organist, 58


norman lebrecht

April 13, 2020

The distinguished organist Jean-Claude Guidarini has died of an unknown cause at the age of 58.

He was organist of Notre-Dame du Taur and sahred duties at the great Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Basilique Saint-Sernin in Toulouse.

Of what does this piece of Franck’s remind you?


  • Julien says:

    He had a cancer.

  • Stephen Chalcroft says:

    auld lang syne

  • Hmus says:

    I suspect to many Brits the music might remind them somewhat of “Ca’ the Yowes” but from over here it reminds me of the ladies headed for Wanamaker’s Crystal Tea Room at noon.

  • Jo Hammond says:

    What a magnificent sound!

  • Hmus says:

    I like that he suddenly has a 3rd leg at 1:09 …