Virtuoso who founded the Société des Instruments Anciens in the 1890s. He was known for his harpsichord recitals and prolific works as a Composer.
He was a student at the Paris Conservatoire where he won premiers pix in counterpoint and fugue, harmony and accompaniment, piano, and solfège.
His recordings on the gramophone were highly regarded. He was one of the first Pianists to use the device.
He was born in Paris, and he died in Paris.
He taught many Future notables while a professor at the Paris Conservatoire, including Alfred Cortot.