Milestones, May 12, 1980

DIED. John Culshaw, 55, English record producer, who pioneered recordings as a distinct art form; of undisclosed causes; in London. As manager of Decca/London's classical division in the 1950s and '60s, Culshaw presided over a triumphant first complete disc version of Wagner's Ring cycle. His innovations, including echo chambers and speeding up and slowing of tapes, are standard procedures today.

DIED. Louis Kronenberger, 75, prolific man of letters and, for 23 years beginning in 1938, TIME'S brilliant and influential drama critic; in Wellesley, Mass. Kronenberger came to the theater from the world of New York book publishing. Though he subsequently spent thousands...

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