Weissmann, Adolf

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WEISSMANN, ADOLF (1873–1929), music critic and writer. Born in Rosenberg, Silesia, Weissmann settled in Berlin, and became music critic of the Berliner Tageblatt and the Berliner Zeitung am Mittag. He died in Haifa while on a lecture tour. His lively and original books include studies of Bizet, Chopin, Verdi, Puccini, Die Musik in der Weltkrise (1922; The Problems of Modern Music, 1925), Die Musik der Sinne (1925), and Die Entgoetterung der Musik (1928; Music Come to Earth, 1930).