(b Berne, 1888; d London, 1959). Eng. critic and scholar. Active as writer of annotated programmes; London mus. critic Manchester Guardian 1923–31; Birmingham Post 1931–46; Observer 1949–59; ed. Everyman's Dictionary of Music (1946, rev. 1954), Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 5th edn. (1954); Music and Letters, 1937–50 and 1954–9; Master Musicians series. Author of book on Mozart. CBE 1955.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.