Distinguished Parisian musical amateur, whose real name was AntoineErneste Roquet. Was born at Nantes. Although engaged in business in Paris he was an ardent musical student and amassed a fine musical library. He wrote articles for L'Art Musical, La France Musicale and other musical periodicals, in which he sometimes corrected even Fetis. Many of his essays and treatises have been republished and are exceedingly valuable. Some of them are a republication of Entretien des Musiciens, by Annibal Gautaz; Notes Bibliographiques sur la Guerre des Gluckistes et des Piccinistes; Louis Constantin, Roi des Violons; L'Opera des Troyens au Pere-la chaise; Les Origines de la Chapelle Musique des Souverains de France; La Musique a Paris en 1862; Curiosites Musicales; Les Deplorations de Guillaume Crestin and Un Bisaieul de Moliere.