(b Crawfordsville, IN, 10 Oct 1887; d New York, 3 July 1945). American critic and writer on music. He was educated at the University of Washington (Seattle), and studied music privately, making several appearances as a singer (about 1912) while following a career in journalism. After army service in World War I he joined the staff of Musical America as a critic (1919), later serving as editor (1936–43). He
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