Gigout, Eugène

COMPOSER, ORGANIST (FRANCE)
BORN 23 Mar 1844, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle - DIED 9 Dec 1925, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 18)

Eugène Gigout started his musical career as a chorister at the cathedral of Nancy. In 1857 he entered the École Niedermeyer de Paris where Clément Loret and Camille Saint-Saëns were his teachers. He became a teacher at that school himself and he succeeded Alexandre Guilmant at the organ class of the Conservatoire in 1911. For 62 years he was the organist of the Saint Augustine Church in Paris.

Gigout composed many works for the organ, but also other compositions. He married Caroline-Mathilde Niedermeyer (1842-1890), the daughter of the composer Louis-Abraham Niedermeyer. By this marriage the composer Léon Boëllmann was his nephew. Gigout died in 1925 in Paris.

Related persons
• was teacher to Messager, André
• was pupil to Saint-Saëns, Camille

Images

The grave of Eugène Gigout at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Eugène Gigout - Wikipedia


Gijsen, Marnix

Published: 29 Sep 2019
Last update: 29 Sep 2019