(b London, 1856; d Carnforth, 1936). Eng. critic, editor, and harpsichordist. Started career as mus. critic, Pall Mall Gazette, 1882–4, Manchester Guardian 1884–9, chief critic of The Times 1889–1911. One of founders of Folk Song Soc. 1898, having collaborated with L. Broadwood in English County Songs, 1893. Ed. 2nd edn. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1904–10). Ed. (with W. Barclay Squire) Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (1894–9). Also wrote books on Schumann, Brahms, Joachim, J. S. Bach, and 19th-cent. Eng. mus.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.