Alexandre was a composer and contemporary of Berlioz, and was professor of Solfège at the Royal Conservatory in Paris. “Le bulletin des Amis de l'Alto,” November 2005 mentions him as a teacher of viola in 1837.
One of his notable students was Léo Delibes. He is buried in the famed Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
In May of 2004, my father commissioned a new performance of his ballet“Les Paons.” “Les Paons” premiered in 1921 at the Monte Carlo Opera House, and the score and vocal performance had its U.S. premiere in 2004 with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wellesley College Chamber Singers.
The Boston Globe’s Robert Knox wrote a September 26, 2004 article, “Philharmonic will debut '20s work | Music from ballet to get US premiere in Plymouth” which describes the scope of getting the piece performed again after 80 years. Its original, 1921 premiere is reviewed in the June, 1921 Musical America.
The Francis Poulenc Academy hosted an August 17, 2016 performance of Alexandre’s “Apparition,” by Nicolas Chevereau, the pianist laureate of the Concours de mélodie de Toulouse 2015.
The family has a collection of his sheet music which I would like to catalog & organize in preparation for donating it to a music collection where it can be preserved, archived and made accessible.
The University of Rochester Eastman School of Music online catalog has entries for published copies of Alexandre’s 1900 compositions, “Apparition,” and “Le Désert,” as well as .pdf files for download.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France has 9 catalog entries for his works
The IMSLP Petrucci Library has a wiki entry for Alexandre Tariot which includes links to copies of “Apparition,” and “Le desert.”
Boston Public Library’s 1915 Catalogue of the Allen A. Brown Collection of Music lists Alexandre Tariot in its collections.