Philippe Beaussant is a prominent and award-winning French musicologist and writer. Born in 1930, he is a founder of the Centre for Baroque Music at Versailles and a Member of the Academie Francaise. Beaussant has written numerous books on the history of Baroque art and music, as well as several novels. He has won many awards, including the Grand prix du roman de l'Academie francaise for his novel Helolse.
Philippe Beaussant's novella is as elegantly old-fashioned in the structure as in the telling -- Isabel Montgomery The Guardian You have to read this book, extraordinary in its simplicity, its geometric lines, its tenderness. The author doesn't disappoint ... what he writes is perfect. And perfection without boredom is a feat -- Jean-Jacques Brochier Magazine Litteraire Navigates elegantly between a story of love and one of painting Le Figaro