French pianist and composer. Born in Paris, he began his musical instructipn with his father and toured as a piano virtuoso on the Continent and in America. Returning to Paris he continued his studies under Massenet and Theodore Dubois. He gained the Rossini prize at the Conservatory in 1883 with his cantata, Promethee enchaine. Following this was produced a two-act fantaisievaudeville, Sire Olaf; the fairy-opera, Broceliande; the four-act lyric drama, Le Spahi; an overture; the four-act opera, La Flamenca; an andante and fantaisie tzigane for piano and orchestra; a Moorish rhapsody for orchestra, Tanger le soir; and other music.