Music: Critic Newman

It is becoming more and more clear that Ernest Newman, who writes for The Manchester Guardian, is the world's premier music critic of these years and perhaps of all others. Music criticism consists usually of muddled impressions expressed in standard terms of the profession, meaningless yet full of majesty, such as " nothing to say " or " splendidly architectural" or " pulsing rhythms." Newman brings to music a blessing always rare in music—intelligence. He is clear and simple, but not with the epigrammatic clarity of the French, whose clarity is...

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