Louis Vierne was a French organist and composer who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known for his contributions to the organ repertoire, particularly his solo organ works, which are characterized by their technical demands and musicality.
Vierne was born in 1870 in Poitiers, France, and began studying music at a young age. He later attended the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with César Franck and Alexandre Guilmant, among others. Vierne became known for his virtuosity as an organist and was appointed as the organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1900. He composed a number of works for organ, including his “Symphonie No. 1,” which is considered one of his most important works. Vierne died in 1937 at the age of 67.