Schmitt, Florent (1870-1958)

French composer and critic.  Schmitt was Villa-Lobos' biggest booster in Paris during the 1920's, and became a close friend.  As music critic of Le Temps, Schmitt brought forward Villa-Lobos' works to a large and important French audience.  Villa-Lobos re-paid these favours during Schmitt's 1949 trip to Brazil.  Lisa Peppercorn reprints the concert program of "Outras Homenagens a Florent Schmitt," which Villa-Lobos organized in Rio de Janeiro in November 1949, in her article "H. Villa-Lobos in Paris," 1985, Villa-Lobos: Collected Studies by L.M. Peppercorn, p. 228.

This high-res photo from 1927 is from Gallica website; it's from the Bibliothèque National de France:

Villa-Lobos & Florent Schmitt