Kalisch, Alfred

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Kalisch, Alfred (b London, 1863; d London, 1933). Eng. music critic and librettist. Began writing on mus. 1894, working for various papers (The World 1899–1915). Strong champion of R. Strauss in Eng.; trans. libs. of Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier (much bowdlerized), and Ariadne auf Naxos. Also trans. lib. of Mascagni's Iris.