(b Constantine, Algeria, 1888; d Paris, 1974). Fr. musicologist. After 1918 taught history of vn. at École Normale de Musique, Paris. Editor-in-chief Monde musical 1925–7, Musique 1927–30. Art. dir. Société Pleyel 1927–55. Specialist in Fr. and It. mus. of 17th and 18th cents. His 1948 book on Vivaldi was a pioneering study and was followed by another in 1955 (Eng. trans. 1957). Wrote 2 books on Corelli (1933, 1954), and books on Kreisler and Roussel.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.