Tessier, André, French musicologist; b. Paris, March 8, 1886; d. there, July 2, 1931. He studied law, history of art, and other subjects, and then devoted himself to musicology, taking his diploma at the École du Louvre, 1921. He was archivist in the Ministry of Fine Arts, and also ed. of the Revue de Musicologie. He ed. the complete works of Chambonnières (with P. Brunold; 1925), and Denis Gaultier ’s Rhétorique des Dieux (facsimile, 1932; transcription, 1933). He was the author of a book on Couperin (Paris, 1926); prepared materials for the complete ed. of Couperin’s works, but died before his work was finished. A complete list of his writings was publ. by A. Schaeffner in Revue de Musicologie (Dec. 1953).
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