Composer and pedagogue French. He studied with Fauré and, in 1908, won the second Grand Prize of Rome. It devoted most of its activity to teaching: was Professor of the school of music (1920-1939), United States of America and then from 1945 at the Paris Conservatory. In addition, from 1921 he taught at the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau, he went on to manage in 1950, and was master of Chapel of the Prince of Monaco. As a composer, he left a small number of works: La ville morte and Les heures claires, written in collaboration with Raoul Pugno, as well as Rhapsody for piano and Orchestra, the cantata Sirene and several pieces for organ.