Lalo, Pierre, French music critic, son of Édouard (-Victoire-Antoine) Lalo; b. Puteaux, Sept. 6, 1866; d. Paris, June 9, 1943. He studied literature and philosophy, and also took courses in modern languages at the École de Chartes and the École Polytechnique. He began writing music criticism for the Journal des débats (1896), then was music critic of Le Temps (1898-1914). He became known as a caustic critic of Debussy.
La Musique (Paris, 1898-99; a selection of his articles); Richard Wagner ou le Nibelung (Paris, 1933); De Rameau à Ravel: Portraits et souvenirs (Paris, 1947).
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