Gilman, Lawrence

Gilman, Lawrence,

1878–1939, American music critic and author, b. Flushing, N.Y. He was music critic for Harper's Weekly (1901–13) and the North American Review (1913–23), and in 1923 he succeeded H. E. Krehbiel as music critic for the New York Herald Tribune, a post he held until his death. An able and highly respected critic, he wrote many books on music, and from 1921, the program notes for the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Gilman, Lawrence

(1878–1939) music critic; born in Flushing, N.Y. He studied art but then gravitated to music, teaching himself the fundamentals and taking up criticism. He wrote for a number of periodicals, among them Harper's Weekly (1901–13), North American Review (1915–23), and the New York Herald Tribune (1923–39); from 1923 he also wrote program notes for the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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