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date: 29 November 2020

Coeuroy, André [Bélime, Jean]locked

  • Yvonne Tiénot
  • , revised by Jean Gribenski

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[Bélime, Jean]

(b Dijon, Feb 24, 1891; d Chaumont, Haute-Marne, Nov 8, 1976). French critic and writer on music. He studied at the lycée and the conservatory in Dijon, and then in Paris at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (1911–14) where he showed exceptional ability in philology and linguistics and took his degree in German. He also had harmony and counterpoint lessons in Leipzig with Max Reger (1910) and studied philology at Munich University (1912–13). In 1920 he founded the Revue musicale with Henry Prunières; he was its editor-in-chief until 1937. During this time he also founded and directed the series La Musique Moderne and Les Maîtres de la Musique Ancienne et Moderne and worked as a music critic for daily newspapers as well as many French and foreign music journals. He was secretary-general of the International Society for Intellectual Cooperation and director of its music section (...

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