Combarieu, Jules (Léon Jean)
- Elisabeth Bernard
(b Cahors, Lot, Feb 5, 1859; d Paris, July 7, 1916). French musicologist. His musical education began at Cahors under Langlane; he studied at the Sorbonne and in 1888 left to follow the courses of Spitta in Berlin. He taught first in the French provinces and then in Paris at the Lycées Condorcet and Louis-le-Grand. Struck by the shortcomings in French music teaching, he established manuals and ministerial circulars to regulate instruction and promoted choral singing in the secondary schools. During the same period he founded the Revue d’histoire et de critique musicales (1901), the first French journal of its kind, which became the Revue musicale (1904) and in 1912 absorbed the journals of the Société Internationale de Musique. The journal’s first 12 numbers (1901–12) have been reprinted (Scarsdale, NY, 1969). He held a professorship at the Collège de France (...