Henderson, William James

1855-

Born in Newark, New Jersey. In 1876 Henderson graduated from Princeton and became one of the staff of reporters for the New York Tribune. The following year he took the post of musical critic for the New York Times. Published the Story of Music; Preludes and Studies; What is Good Music?; How Music Developed; Orchestra and Orchestral Music; and Richard Wagner. He has written the libretti for a number of light operas and is a frequent contributor to the leading magazines and reviews. In music he has been chiefly self-taught and is considered one of the most accomplished scholars in that art in America.