Richard Aldrich (1863-1937).

  • Profession: Critic, journalist.
  • Residences: Providence, Rome.
  • Relation to Mahler:
  • Correspondence with Mahler: No.
  • Born: 31-07-1863 Providence, Rhode Island, America.
  • Died: 02-06-1937 Rome, Italy. Aged 73. Brain hemorrhage.
  • Buried: Trinity church cemetery, New York, Manhattan, America.

His father was Elisha S. Aldrich and his mother, Anna E. Gladding. He attended Providence High School and graduated with an A.B. in 1885 from Harvard College, where he had studied music.

He began his journalistic career on the Providence Journal. From 1889 to 1891, he was private secretary to Senator Dixon in Washington, D.C., writing criticisms for the Washington Evening Star. In 1891–92 he was with the New York Tribune in various editorial capacities, assisting Henry Edward Krehbiel with musical criticisms. He was associated with Krehbiel as an American contributor to the revised edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

He was married to the former Margaret Livingston Chanler in 1906. They had two children: a daughter, Margaret Aldrich DeMott (died April 24, 2011, aged 100), and a son, the late Richard Chanler Aldrich. He died 1937 in Rome, Italy.

Friend of William James Henderson (1855-1937).

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