Hervey, Arthur

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Hervey, Arthur

Hervey, Arthur, Irish writer on music and composer; b. Paris, Jan. 26, 1855; d. London, March 10, 1922. At first intended for the diplomatic service, he embraced a musical career in 1880. He was a critic for Vanity Fair (1889-92), and then was on the staff of the London Morning Post (1892-1908).


(all publ, in London): Masters of French Music (1894); French Music in the XlXth Century (1904); Alfred Bruneau (1907); Franz Liszt and His Music (1911); Meyerbeer (1913); Rubinstein (1913); Saint-Saëns (1921).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire