(b Crawfordsville, Ind., 1887; d NY, 1945). Amer. critic, author, and editor. Critic for Musical America 1919, becoming ed. 1936–43. Mus. critic NY Evening Post 1928–34, NY Sun from 1937. Taught at Curtis Inst. and Columbia Univ. Wrote book on Debussy. Ed.-in-chief, International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians (1st–3rd edns.).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.