Kramer, A(rthur) Walter

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Kramer, A(rthur) Walter

Kramer, A(rthur) Walter, American music critic, publishing executive, and composer; b. N.Y., Sept. 23, 1890; d. there, April 8, 1969. He studied music with his father, and took violin lessons with Carl Hauser and Richard Arnold. After graduating from the Coll. of the City of N.Y. in 1910, he was on the staff of Musical America (1910-22) and served as its ed.-in-chief (1929-36). He then was managing director of the Galaxy Music Corp. (1936-56). He publ. over 300 compositions, including orch. pieces, choral works, chamber music, piano pieces, and songs.


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