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date: 12 December 2019

Weinstock, Herbert locked

  • Paula Morgan

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(b Milwaukee, Nov 16, 1905; d New York, Oct 21, 1971). American writer on music . After initial studies in Milwaukee he attended the University of Chicago. He worked for the firm of book publishers Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1943–59 and 1963–71), notably as music editor; he was a fluent and prolific writer especially on operatic subjects. From 1966 he was New York correspondent for the British journal Opera. He was also active as a translator: his interest in Carlos Chávez led to his translation Toward a New Music: Music and Electricity (New York, 1937), and he also translated Edmond Michotte’s Souvenirs personnels as Richard Wagner’s Visit to Rossini (Paris 1860) and An Evening at Rossini’s in Beau-Sejour (Passy 1858) (Chicago, 1968).

‘Carlos Chávez’, MQ, 22 (1936), 435–45 with W. Brockway: Men of Music (New York, 1939, enlarged, 2/1950) with W. Brockway: The Opera: a History of its Creation and Performance, 1600-1941...

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