B1718. WILLIAM MANN. Richard Strauss, a critical study of the operas. New York, Oxford University Press, 1966. 402pp. Index; Bibliography; Photos; llus.; DJ. Fresh blue covers with gilt lettering, sound binding, clean pages and end-papers.
William Mann, the chief music critic for The Times of London from 1960 to 1982, was born in India. He graduated from Cambridge University and joined the staff of The Times in 1948.
A specialist in German opera, he wrote numerous program and record notes and reviews. He also prepared reading translations of Wagner's operas, as well as books on the operas of Mozart and Richard Strauss, and was active as a radio and television reviewer. But it was through his clear and direct journalistic prose style and his association with The Times that he was best known to the British public.
- THE NEW YORK TIMES, 12 Sept., 1989