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Romain Rolland (1866–1944)

Rolland, Romain (rol-lä‘). A French novelist and critic of music; born at Clamecy, Jan. 29, 1866; died in 1944. He wrote ‘Musicians of an Earlier Day’ and ‘Musicians of To-day’; biographies of Beethoven, Michaelangelo, Handel, Tolstoy, and Millet; but his chief work is the novel ‘Jean-Christophe’ in nine volumes (1904–12). With the outbreak of the war he endeavored to occupy a position of lofty internationalism, which caused much resentment in France. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).