Music: Death of Parker

In the composing room of the Boston Transcript most of last week there was no scroogy handwriting to labor over, no fierce-eyed little man popping in at the door with sharp invectives. The little man was missed at the Friday afternoon Symphony where for years he had sat in the front row of the balcony, the seat beside him vacant. That night Henry Taylor Parker ("H. T. P.") died of pneumonia. He was 66. For 29 years he had been Boston's oracle on theatre and music.

Critic Parker's initials, all he ever signed, gave him the nicknames of "Hard-to-Please" and "Hell-to-Pay."...

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