(b Paterson, NJ, 1934).
Amer. musicologist. Taught at Rochester Univ. 1958–61. Curator of historical sound recordings, Yale Univ. 1961–70. Settled in Eng. 1970, becoming a leading authority on Elgar and the history of gramophone recording. Joint ed. of Elgar Complete Edition. Ed. Music and Friends: Seven Decades of Letters to Adrian Boult (1979). Author of An Elgar Discography (1963), Elgar: a Life in Photographs (1972), Elgar on Record (1974), A Voice in Time: the Gramophone of Fred Gaisberg (1976), Spirit of England: Edward Elgar in his World (1984), and Edward Elgar: a Creative Life (1984). Ed., Elgar and his Publishers: Letters of a Creative Life, Vols. I and II (1987), Edward Elgar: the Windflower Letters (1989), Edward Elgar: Letters of a Lifetime (1990), and Elgar: Child of Dreams (2004). Compiled and wrote Vaughan Williams: a Life in Photographs (1992).