Ecorcheville, Jules (Armand Joseph)
- John Trevitt
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(b Paris, July 17, 1872; d Perthes-lès-Hurlus, Feb 19, 1915). French musicologist. He studied composition with César Franck (1887–90) and while studying literature at the Sorbonne (licencié ès lettres 1894) and history at the Ecole de Chartes, his interest in musicology was fostered by Lionel Dauriac; he participated in founding the ISM (1899) and, with Dauriac and Prod’homme, its French section (1904) before studying musicology with Riemann in Leipzig (1905). He took the doctorate at the Sorbonne in 1906 with two dissertations on 17th-century French music (the Kassel Manuscripts and contemporary aesthetic doctrines).
In 1907 he transformed the ailing journal Mercure musical into the Mercure musical et bulletin français de la S.I.M., which numbered Debussy and Ravel among its contributors and quickly became an important mouthpiece for the modern school of composition. The Académie des Beaux-Arts accepted his plan (...