Holde, Artur, German-American choral conductor and music critic; b. Rendsburg, Oct. 16, 1885; d. N.Y., June 23, 1962. He studied musicology at the Univ. of Berlin. From 1910 to 1936 he was music director of the Frankfurt am Main Synagogue; also was active as a music critic. In 1937 he emigrated to the U.S. He was choirmaster at the Hebrew Tabernacle in N.Y. (1937–43) and music critic of the German periodical Aufbau in N.Y. He publ. Jews in Music (N.Y, 1959) and A Treasury of Great Operas (N.Y, 1965) and also contributed articles to the Musical Quarterly and other American publications.
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