Freund, John Christian

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Freund, John Christian

Freund, John Christian, English-American music journalist; b. London, Nov. 22, 1848; d. Mt. Vernon, N.Y., June 3, 1924. He studied music in London and Oxford. In 1871 went to N.Y., where he became ed. of the Musical and Dramatic Times; in 1890 began publishing a commercial magazine, Music Trades. In 1898 he founded the weekly magazine Musical America and was its ed. until his death. In his editorials he fulminated against the rival magazine Musical Courier, and also wrote sharp polemical articles denouncing composers and music critics who disagreed with his viewpoint. In this respect he was a typical representative of the personal type of musical journalism of the time.

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