Tiersot, Jean Baptiste Elisée Julien
One of the most competent of contemporary French critics and a writer on musical subjects; born at Bourg, Bresse, France. He went to the Paris Conservatory in 1876, studying under Cesar Franck, Massenet and Savard. Since 1883 he has been sub-librarian at the Conservatory. Among his many interesting writings on musical subjects are Legons elementaires de lecture musicale; Les Nouyelles decouvertes de Delphes; Musique antique; Histoire de la chanson populaire en France, which was awarded the Bordun Prize in 1885. His compositions are many orchestral rhapsodies on popular airs and songs; and Hellas, for solos, chorus and orchestra.