(b. Clermont-Ferrand, Puy de Dome, May 13, 1864 ; d. Paris, July 21, 1919), a French musical historian whose name stands high. A licencie es lettres a t 24, he came to Paris, and, following the advice of E. Chabrier, studied music with C. Franck. He soon devoted himself to the history of music, and i his first studies appeared in 1898. His special domain was the French musicians of the 16th and 17th centuries, but he investigated Frencn musical history from the 13th century in a striking way. The lutenists of France were of great interest to h im ; with M. Brenet he was one of the first to demonstrate their importance. His activity shows itself in the numerous articles published in the Revue Internationale de musique, Revue musicale, Tribune de St. Gervais, publications of the International Musical Society, etc. For list see Bulletin de la Societe. Franraise de Musicologie, No. 5, Dec. 1919, obituary article by L. de La Laurencie. His last articles, Notes sur Guillaume de Machaut et son oeuvre, were published in the Bulletin of the above-named Society (1918-19). His few separate published works are : Un Musicien en France au X V I I e siecle: Henri du Mont (Paris, 1906, Mercure du France); Meslanges divers on the same, and on G. Bouzignac, (Schola, Paris); Le Tresor d'Orphee of Antoine Francisque (lute transcription) (Paris S .I .M . editions). He left in preparation an important work on G. de Machaut, and an edition of harpsichord pieces by L. Couperin. His private collection of lute music, transcriptions, etc., which he himself built up, has been bequeathed to the Conservatoire Library. H. Quittard was lecturer a t the ficole des Hautes fitudes Sociales, archivist a t the Opera, 1912 until his death, musical critic to Le Matin, and from 1909 to Le Figaro. M. L. P .