(b NY, 1932).
Amer. critic, author, and editor. Mus. critic for High Fidelity, Musical America, Musical Quarterly, and Musical Times. NY mus. correspondent of London Times. Ed.‐in‐chief Opera News 1985–98. Wrote The Tenth Muse, a Historical Study of the Opera Libretto (1970) and A Year at the Met (1983).