Newman, Ernest

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Music critic, author.

From the description of Papers, 1900-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490535

English writer on music.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (16) and typewritten letters signed (4), dated : Liverpool, Birmingham, London [and n.p.], 1900-1921, to Grant Richards, 1900-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582901

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Brimingham, 17 and 24 March 1917, to C. Copeley Harding, 1917 Mar. 17 and 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582898

English music critic and biographer.

From the description of Ernest Newman letter, 1925 March 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 82198082

Epithet: writer on music

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British music critic and musicologist.

Newman, born William Roberts, was chief music critic for several British newspapers including the Manchester Guardian (1905-06), Birmingham Daily Post (1906-18) and the Sunday Times of London (1920-58). He was the author of many books on musical topics but is best known for his biographies of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1890-1957. (The Juilliard School). WorldCat record id: 37046180

Epithet: alias 'Ernest Newman', music critic

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x0003a8

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referencedIn Randegger, Alberto, 1832-1911. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 18 July 1897, to a named but unidentified recipient, 1897 July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Antonietti, Aldo. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], to [Joseph Bennett], 1898 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959. Papers, 1900-1963. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 311. SIR EUGENE GOOSSENS (b.1893, d.1962): letters (22) to ‘Ernest Newman’ (William Roberts), music critic of The Times; 1917-58, n.d. With two letters to Mrs Vera Roberts, and a photograph of Goossens by Stuart Hamilton, inscribed ‘for dear ..., 1917-1958 British Library
creatorOf HUMPHREY SEARLE COLLECTION. Vol. cxxxiv. Letters to Searle relating to Liszt research and publications; 1936-1968.ff. 211. Largest size 360 x 290mm.includes:ff. 1, 12-13, 52-53, 91 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Letters to Hu..., 1936-1968 British Library
creatorOf Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Typed letter signed : Dresden, to Ernest Newman, 1922 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. Serge Koussevitzky archive, 1920-1976 (bulk 1924-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn Supplementary Vaughan Williams Manuscripts, 1895-1979 British Library: Music Collections
creatorOf ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PAPERS. Vol. xlviii (ff. 252). National Music Council of Great Britain – Oxford University Press.includes:ff. 1-34 National Music Council of Great Britain: Letters and minutes sent to Royal Musical Association: 1960-1971: ... British Library
creatorOf Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959. Autograph letters signed (16) and typewritten letters signed (4), dated : Liverpool, Birmingham, London [and n.p.], 1900-1921, to Grant Richards, 1900-1921. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 955. William Glock Collection. Vol. xiii. Nabokov–Sams; 1944-1997, n.d. ff. 213. 345 x 260mm.includes:ff. 1-13 Sir William Frederick Glock, Kt.; music critic and administrator: Nicolas Nabokov, composer: Letters to Sir William Frederick..., 1944-1997 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1619. Rosenthal Correspondence. Vol. xi (ff. 223). Mas -Nunn.includes:ff. 1-6, 8. Harold David Rosenthal, writer on music: Valerie Masterson, singer: Angela Halliday, secretary to Valerie Masterson: Letters to Harold David Rosenthal from ... British Library
creatorOf Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965. Albert Schweitzer letter and postcard, 1927-1930. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. 272). J-R.includes:f.1 Georges Jacobi, conductor: Letter to P. Pitt: 1906.f. 3 Edvard Armas Järnefelt, conductor: Letter to P. Pitt: 1912.: Germ.f. 4 Léon Jehin, conductor: Letter to P. Pitt: 1919.: Fr.: Signed.f. 5 Isabelle Johns... British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. II (ff. 193). L-W, including letters of:-(a) Arnold Schoenberg, mainly relating to arrangements for a performance of the 'Gurrelieder', 27 Jan. 1928; 1921-1933. Includes (f. 71) a postcard from Paris, saying that he had..., 1921-1933 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 83. CHAGRIN COLLECTION. Vol. lxxxii. Correspondence; 1943-8, 1950, 1952, 1954-5, 1957-64, 1966-9, 1971-2.ff. 178.includes:f. 1 Philip Cardew, clarinettist, band leader and arranger: Letters to F. Chagrin: 1943-6: Partly autogr.; partly typewr..., 1943-1972 British Library
referencedIn Cliffe, Frederic, 1857-1931. Autograph letters signed (6), dated : [London, 21 April 1889, and other dates], to [Joseph] Bennett, 1889 Apr. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn ELGAR COLLECTION. Vol. LXII. Piano quintet in A minor, op. 84; 1918. Full score and parts. Annotated in red and green inks and pencil, the violin parts also with blue crayon. Dedicated to Ernest Newman. See also Add. 49974 B. Published Novello & Co.,..., 1918 British Library
creatorOf RUTLAND BOUGHTON CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. I (ff. 186). A-Scott, including:-(a) Frederic Austin; 1915, 1924. Partly signed. F. 1 printed, in part, by Hurd, on p. 56. ff. 1-4;-(b) Granville Bantock; 1913-1946. Partly signed. F. 7 printed on pp. 43-4. ff...., 1913-1954 British Library
referencedIn Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979. Muir mss. II, 1892-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf MS Mus. 313. JOSEPH HOLBROOKE: letters to ‘Ernest Newman’; 1904-56, n.d.ff. 159.includes:ff. 15-16, 141v, 146-7 Josef Charles Holbrooke, afterwards Joseph; composer: Concert programmes with music by J. Holbrooke: 1901-24: Printed.ff. 22, 53 Josef..., 1904-1956 British Library
creatorOf Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959. Ernest Newman letter, 1925 March 7. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf A. Letters (8) from Vaughan Williams to Ernest Newman, with a letter from the pianist Peter Stadlen to Newman; 1938-47. Partly autograph; partly in Adeline Vaughan Williams’s hand, signed by the composer. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 19 Dec. 2000 (lot 238..., 1938-1947 British Library
creatorOf MSS Mus. 1113-1115. Havergal Brian (b. 1876; d.1972): letters to Ernest Newman; 1903-1959, n.d. Thirteen of these letters are published in The Havergal Brian Society Newsletter, nos. 173-175 (2004), edited and annotated by David Jenkins. Purchased..., 1903-1959 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 312. JOSEPH HOLBROOKE: letters to ‘Ernest Newman’; 1900-03.ff. 136.includes:ff. 24-5 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Alfred E. Rodewald, conductor of the Societa Armonica, Liverpool: Letter to William Roberts from Alfr..., 1900-1903 British Library
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1174. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. iv. Labunski–Procopé; 1932-1962, n.d.ff. 245. 345 x 216mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens, conductor and composer: Adele Franklin, pianist and piano teacher: Letter to Sir Aynsley Eugene G..., 1932-1962 British Library
creatorOf MSS Mus. 312-313. JOSEPH HOLBROOKE (b.1878, d.1958): letters to ‘Ernest Newman’ (William Roberts), music critic of The Times; 1900-56, n.d. With two letters from Holbrooke to Sir Granville Bantock and various other letters forwarded to Newman by Holb..., 1900-1956 British Library
creatorOf Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Brimingham, 17 and 24 March 1917, to C. Copeley Harding, 1917 Mar. 17 and 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MUSICAL LEAGUE PAPERS. Vol. III (ff. 92). 1. ff. 1-47b. Letters, etc., of Ernest Newman, Frederick Delius, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Edward Elgar, Percy Grainger, Ethel Smyth and other members of the League, mostly to Dr William Gray McNaught, comm..., 1907-1913 British Library
referencedIn Downes, Olin, 1886-1955. Olin Downes scrapbooks and printed materials, 1929-1955. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf MS Mus. 86. ARTHUR HUTCHINGS COLLECTION. Vol. ii. Miscellaneous papers of Arthur Hutchings; 1938-89, n.d.ff. 197. Overall size 337 x 226mm.1. ff. 1-158. Correspondence; 1938-89, n.d. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.2. f. 159. John Bacchus Dy..., 1922-1989 British Library
creatorOf RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: letters to various correspondents and from various sources; [1899]-1957, n.d. Partly signed. Paper; ff. 37. British Library arrangement. 1. ff. 1-7. Letter to T. H. Marshall; 1924. Presented by Mrs Nadine Marshall, widow of th..., 1899-1957 British Library
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CLXXXIX (ff. 217). 1. ff. 1-24. Ernest Newman; 1909-1919. 2. ff. 25-156. The Hon. Harold Nicolson; 1941-1946. 3. ff. 157-217. Nevil Shute Norway; 1923-1960.includes:ff. 1-24 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; m..., 1909-1960 British Library
referencedIn Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976 (bulk: 1924-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1907, 1914, 1924, 1933, 1947-50 (ff. 210).includes:f. 1 Charles Gardner, pianist and composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: R..., 1907-1950 British Library
creatorOf JOHN AMIS CORRESPONDENCE: letters, principally from musicians but with some literary and other figures, to John Amis; 1942-1991, n.d. Correspondents include Sir Michael Tippett (25 letters), Luigi Nono (4), Dmitrii Shostakovich (2) and Dame Edith Sit..., 1942-1991 British Library
creatorOf HESELTINE PAPERS. Vol. VII (ff. 181). Other correspondence, etc., as follows; 1. ff. 1-58. Correspondence of Heseltine, partly relating to the publication of The Sackbut; 1904-1927. 2. ff. 59-181. Letters to Edith Buckley Jones, chiefly concerning He..., 1902-1939 British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams correspondence: Robert Müller-Hartmann and others, 1920-1955 British Library
creatorOf E. Letters from Sir Michael Tippett to the music critic Ernest Newman; 1946-8. Partly autograph, partly typewritten, signed. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 26 May 2000 (lot 264).ff. 129-55.includes:ff. 129-55 Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Wi..., 1946-1948 British Library
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. viii. General correspondence; 1940-1954.ff. 225. Overall size 294 x 217mm.includes:f. 1 Francis M. Knight, of Chicago: Letter to Sir A. C. Boult: 1940: Typewritten, signed.ff. 2, 63 Sir Donald Keith Falkner, singer;..., 1940-1954 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 931. O’Neill Papers. Vol. ii. Letters from correspondents with surnames beginning A–M.ff. 148. 280 x 220mm.includes:f. 1 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Adine O'Neill, née Rückert; pianist: Letter to Adine O'Neill f... British Library
creatorOf ARNOLD DOLMETSCH: letters to Ernest Newman; 1914-1938. With a typewritten extract from a programme note 'Poetry and Music. How they became allied' by Dolmetsch. The early letters relate to the publication of Dolmetsch's Interpretation of the Music of..., 1914-1938 British Library
creatorOf Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959. Papers, ca. 1890-1957. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith Antonietti, Aldo. person
associatedWith Bantock, Granville, Sir, 1868-1946. person
associatedWith Beecham, Thomas, Sir, 1879-1961. person
associatedWith Brickell, Herschel, 1889-1952. person
associatedWith Cliffe, Frederic, 1857-1931. person
associatedWith Downes, Olin, 1886-1955. person
associatedWith Harding, Charles Alvar, 1915- person
associatedWith Harding, Charles Copeley, b. 1873, person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
associatedWith Jean-Aubry, G. (Georges), 1882-1950. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979 person
associatedWith Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. person
associatedWith Randegger, Alberto, 1832-1911. person
associatedWith Richards, Grant, 1872-1948, person
associatedWith Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Tewson, William Orton, 1877-1947, person
associatedWith Times (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. person
associatedWith Wagner, Winifred. person
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Birth 1868-11-30

Death 1959-07-07

Birth 1922

Death 1964

Birth 1868

Death 1959

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