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date: 20 February 2020

Chantavoine, Jean (François Henri)locked

  • Malcolm Turner


(François Henri)

(b Paris, May 17, 1877; d Mussy-sur-Seine, Aube, July 16, 1952). French musicologist. He studied philosophy at Paris and music history at Berlin under Max Friedlaender, and then became music critic of the Revue hebdomadaire (1903–20) and of Excelsior (1911–21). He also contributed to several music periodicals, notably Le ménestrel, and edited the annual Année musicale with Michel Brenet, Louis Laloy and Lionel de La Laurencie (1911–13). He was secretary-general of the Paris Conservatoire (1923–37). His most important work was on Beethoven, several of whose letters and sketches he published for the first time. Chantavoine also rediscovered Bizet's Symphony and the supposedly lost operetta Don Sanche by Liszt, and made translations of texts of operas by Mozart, Wagner, Strauss and others.

ed. and trans.: Correspondance de Beethoven (Paris, 1903) Beethoven (Paris, 1907/R, new edn, 1948) Liszt (Paris, 1910, 4/1920/...

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