French pianist who was a popular performer in his day. His compositions included "The Little Silver Fish" and "La perle du soir," among many others.
He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, where he achieved a Second Prize for solfege and a premier accessit.
He was a fixture on the concert circuit, garnering acclaim for his drawing-room and fantasy pieces.
He died during the siege of Paris in 1870.
He was a contemporary of Georges Bizet.