Marc Pincherle

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Marc Pincherle was born in Constantine on June 13, 1888 and died in Paris on June 20, 1974. A French musicologist, music critic and violinist, he was the pupil of Louis Laloy, André Pirro and Romain Rolland, among others.

From 1913 on, when the life and works of Antonio Vivaldi became the subject of his doctoral thesis, he was instrumental in the rediscovery of a number of baroque composers. His biography of Vivaldi, published after World War II, was the basis for all further research regarding the composer and is still considered an influential and significant work to this day.

Pincherle was one of the founding members of the Académie Charles-Cros.

Works[edit]

  • Vivaldi : Génie du baroque (1948; English translation by Christopher Hatch, 1957)
  • Jean-Marie Leclair l’aîné (La Colombe, Paris, 1952)
  • Corelli et son temps (Éditions Le Bon Plaisir, Paris, 1954)
  • Le Monde des virtuoses (Flammarion, 1961)
  • Le Violon (Presses universitaires, 1966)
  • Tartiniana (CEDAM, Padua, 1972)