- Rodney H. Mill
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(b Pleschen [now Pleszew], Jan 1, 1874; d Cambridge, MA, Nov 13, 1951). German musicologist, music critic and composer. At the age of 15 he was sent to the USA where he studied liberal arts at Harvard University (BA 1894) and music with John Knowles Paine; he continued his musical studies in Paris (1894–5) and at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin (1895–8). Subsequently he studied music history and aesthetics at Berlin University under Fleischer and Friedlaender (1898–1901), taking the doctorate there in 1901 with a dissertation on Keiser's operas. While lecturing in composition, music history and aesthetics at the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory, Berlin (1901–24), he taught composition privately in Berlin and wrote music criticism for several journals, including the Allgemeine Musik-Zeitung, Die Musik, Signale für die musikalische Welt and the Vossische Zeitung, and was German correspondent of the Musical Courier...