Léon Boëllmann was a French composer, known for a small number of compositions for organ. His best-known composition, the Suite Gothique, is a staple of the organ repertoire, especially its concluding Toccata.
Boëllmann won first prizes in piano, organ, counterpoint, fugue, plainsong, and composition. After his graduation in 1881, Boëllmann was hired as "organiste de choeur" at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul in the Paris, and later "organiste titulaire", a position he held until his early death at 35, likely from tuberculosis.
The Fantasie Dialogue begins peacefully but then develops into a magisterial piece full of pomp and pageantry.