Born at Botzen, Tyrol. His first study was law, at Innsbruck and Munich, but his natural inclination was for music, and he entered the Paris Conservatory in 1882, studying chiefly under Cesar Franck. The following works have been publicly performed: The pantomime, Lulu; the musical dramas, Armor, and L'Ensorcele. He has written a Rhapsodic espagnole for orchestra; Ophelie, a symphonic poem; Effet de Nuit, a fantasia for violin and orchestra; Marche de Fete, concert-piece for piano and orchestra. He has written much chamber-music for piano, violin and wind-instruments, also songs. He has also written articles for musical papers.