Philippe Beaussant

Philippe Beaussant
Born (1930-05-06)6 May 1930
Bordeaux, France
Died 8 May 2016(2016-05-08) (aged 86)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Occupation Musicologist, novelist
Known for Member of the Académie française

Philippe Beaussant (6 May 1930 – 8 May 2016) was a French musicologist and novelist, an expert on French baroque music, on which he has published widely. He was the founder of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, of which he was the artistic adviser of 1987 to 1996. He has also been a producer of musical programs for Radio France since 1974. His biography of Jean-Baptiste Lully, Lully ou le musicien du soleil (Éditions Gallimard, 1992), was the basis of the film Le Roi Danse (2000).[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]


  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.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/28/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.