Dauriac [d’Auriac], Lionel(-Alexandre)
- John Trevitt
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(b Brest, Finistère, Nov 19, 1847; d Paris, May 26, 1923). French musicologist and philosopher. He was educated at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and, from 1867, at the Ecole Normale, where he studied philosophy, gaining the agrégation in 1872; in 1878 he took the doctorate with the dissertation Des notions de matières et de force dans les sciences de la nature and in the same year published his first philosophical work. He held a lectureship in the arts faculty of the University of Lyons (1879–81) and then the chair of philosophy at the University of Montpellier. In the early 1890s he became interested in music and the value of musicology as a university discipline, and travelled to Germany (1894) to study methods of teaching music in universities there. In 1895, when he became professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne, he tried to have a chair of music psychology founded there; this attempt failed and instead Dauriac was given the newly created professorship of musical aesthetics (...