(b NY, 1908; d NY, 1988). Amer. music critic. Ass. mus. critic to W. J. Henderson, NY Sun 1932, eventually becoming chief critic until 1950. Mus. critic Saturday Review, 1947–82. Also critic of recordings in several publications. Author of history of NY Met, and other books. Taught at Juilliard Sch. from 1968.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.