Albert Périlhou France Albert Pérílhou (2 April 1846 – 28 August 1936) was a French composer, organist, and pianist.
Born in Dauzaman, in Ariège, on 2 April 1846, he was son of an organist of Pézenas and was formed as an organist by Saint-Saëns, at the Niedermeyer school.
After some time passed as an organist and a piano teacher in Saint-Étienne, he became professor of piano at the Conservatoire de Lyon (1883). Called in Paris in 1888 as an artistic advisor of maison Erard, he became organist of Saint-Séverin (1889) at the new instrument rebuilt by John Abbey, and then organist in Saint-Eustache in 1905 and 1906. In 1910 he was named director of the Niedermeyer school.
Author of a large production for piano, organ, orchestra and voice, he retired in 1914 in Tain-l'Hermitage, where he died (age 91) on 28 August 1936. Probably following the example of his teacher and friend Saint-Saëns, he lived some time in Algeria. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia