Gilman, Lawrence, American music critic; b. Flushing, N.Y., July 5, 1878; d. Franconia, N.H., Sept. 8, 1939. He was self-taught in music. From 1901 to 1913 he was music critic of Harper’s Weekly, from 1915 to 1923, music, dramatic, and literary critic of the North American Review, from 1921 to 1939, author of the program notes of the N.Y. Phil, and Philadelphia Orch. concerts, and from 1923 to 1939, music critic of the N.Y. Herald Tribune. He was a member of the National Inst. of Arts and Letters.
Phases of Modern Music (1904); Edward MacDowell (1905; 2nd ed., rev. and enl., 1909, as Edward MacDowell: A Study); The Music of To-Morrow (1906); Stories of Symphonic Music (1907); Aspects of Modern Opera (1909); Nature in Music (1914); A Christmas Meditation (1916); Music and the Cultivated Man (1929); Wagner’s Operas (1937); Toscanini and Great Music (1938).
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