Newman, Ernest [ Roberts, William ]
- William S. Mann
( b Everton, Lancs., Nov 30, 1868; d Tadworth, Surrey, July 7, 1959). English writer on music . The most celebrated British music critic in the first half of the 20th century, he was the child of a tailor, Seth Roberts. He won a scholarship to Liverpool College from which he proceeded to Liverpool University. Intended for the Indian civil service, he was medically advised not to contemplate residence there, and in ...