- Richard Aldrich
Richard Aldrich (
31 July 1863 Providence, Rhode Island- 2 June 1937, Rome) was an American music critic. From 1902 to 1923 he was music critic for the " New York Times."
Aldrich graduated A.B. in 1885 at
Harvard College, where he had studied music under Paine. He began his journalistic career on the " Providence Journal". From 1889-1891 he was private secretary to Senator Dixon in Washington, and also wrote criticisms for the " Washington Evening Star". In 1891-2 he was with the " New York Tribune" in various editorial capacities, assisting Henry Edward Krehbielwith musical criticisms. He was also associated with Krehbiel as an American contributor to the revised edition of Grove's Dictionary. [A. Eaglefield-Hull, "A Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians" (Dent, London 1924).]
* "Guide to Parsifal" (Ditson, 1904)
* "Guide to the Ring of the Nibelung" (Ditson, 1905)
* Translator of
Lilli Lehmann's "How to Sing" (Macmillan 1912)
* "Musical Discourse" (1928)
* "Concert Life in New York 1902–1923" (1941)
* [http://hdl.handle.net/1802/3916 A biographical sketch of composer Jan Albert van Eyken written by Aldrich] in a score of van Eyken's Three Sonatas for Organ; from Sibley Music Library Digital Scores Collection
* [http://hdl.handle.net/1802/4267 A biographical sketch of Paganini written by Aldrich] in a score of Paganini's Le streghe (the witches’ dance) for violin and orchestra (or piano); from Sibley Music Library Digital Scores Collection
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