I have been looking on the forum to see if fthere is a self-picture thread for this month, December 08. I cannot seem to find one.
Now about this thread. This is Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
I remember him playing an organ recital at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris in the early 60s. He was a scholar of the organ works of J.S. Bach. I will always remember this uncommon performance by this truly great man.
More about his life and work here:
Albert Schweitzer (14 January, 1875 – 4 September, 1965) was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He was born in Kaysersberg in Alsace-Lorraine, a bilingual Romano-Germanic region which France regained from Germany after World War I. Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of historical Jesus current at his time and the traditional Christian view, depicting a Jesus who expected the imminent end of the world. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of J. S. Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).