(b Lyons, 1878; d Paris, 1926). Fr. flautist, for whom several composers wrote works, including Debussy (Syrinx). Played in orchs., and in 1902 joined Société Moderne des Instruments à Vent, becoming dir. 1905–26. Frequent visitor to Eng. and champion of Eng. composers in Eur. Ed. works for fl. by Stanley, Purcell, Blavet, and others.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.