Philippe Beaussant

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Philippe Beaussant (6 May 1930 – 8 May 2016) was a French musicologist and novelist. He was expert on French baroque music. He was born in Bordeaux, France.

He was the founder of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. He was the artistic adviser of 1987 to 1996. He has also been a producer of musical programs for Radio France since 1974. He was known for writing the biography of Jean-Baptiste Lully, Lully ou le musicien du soleil (Éditions Gallimard, 1992).[1]

Beaussant won the 1993 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française for his novel Héloïse.

He was elected to seat 36 of the Académie française on 15 November 2007.[2] He died in Paris on 8 May 2016, aged 86.

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  1. "Mort de l'académicien Philippe Beaussant". Le Figaro.
  2. "Philippe Beaussant" (in French). Académie française. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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