Expert, (Isidore Norbert) Henry
- Malcolm Turner
- , revised by Jean Gribenski
(b Bordeaux, May 12, 1863; d Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, Aug 18, 1952). French musicologist. Through Reyer, who overcame his parents’ initial resistance, he was able to attend the Ecole de Musique Religieuse et Classique, founded by Niedermeyer, where his teachers included César Franck, and where he himself later taught (1902–5). From 1902 he also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Sociales; he was also employed at the Bibliothèque Ste Geneviève (1905–9), and then succeeded Weckerlin as second librarian of the Paris Conservatoire library. In 1920 he replaced Tiersot as senior librarian, a post he held until his retirement in 1933. During his period at the Ecole Niedermeyer he was first attracted to French music of the 15th and 16th centuries, to which he subsequently devoted himself unremittingly. In 1894 he began to publish his monumental series Les Maîtres Musiciens de la Renaissance Française; he was compelled to abandon it for lack of money in ...