Édouard Batiste

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Grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Édouard Batiste was a French composer and organist born in Paris on 28 March 1820, and studied at the Imperial Conservatoire as a teenager, winning prizes in solfège, harmony and accompaniment, counterpoint and fugue, and organ. In 1840, he won the Prix de Rome together with François Bazin.[1]

In 1842, he became the organist at Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs church in Paris, where he remained for 12 years, before becoming organist at Saint-Eustache Church. While at Saint-Eustache, he performed the organ in the premiere of Hector Berlioz's Te Deum in April 1855, conducted by the composer.[1] He died in Paris on 9 November 1876.

His students included Edward Morris Bowman[2] and Joseph Lennon.


  1. ^ a b Rollin Smith, January 2007. Édouard Batiste. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  2. ^ Garbett, A. S. (July 1911). ""The Etude Gallery of Musical Celebrities"". The Etude. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Company.

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