You see, if you are going to teach musicology at the University level, you have to have a hook; something that only a couple people on the planet know anything about and you could be a genius-expert. What it takes is a super subject and a very good composer all in one.
So, all you budding music historians out there: THIS IS YOUR GUY. Wiki has almost nothing on him. He was Flemish and contemporary to all the European bright lights (1868-1952) and there is by some slim chance people alive today who might have known him.
I'll expect a draft on my desk by Friday.