Martin Bernheimer (born September 28, 1936, in Munich, Germany) is an American music critic. He studied at Brown University and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, along with the famous musicologist Gustave Reese at New York University.
His career writing about music began in
New York, writing for the , working as an assistant to New York Herald Tribune Irving Kolodin at the , and landing the position of music critic at the Saturday Review . In 1965, he moved to New York Post Los Angeles where he worked as the chief music and dance critic for the . He was twice the recipient of Los Angeles Times ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award (1974 and 1978) and in 1982, won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Since 1996, several publications have showcased Bernheimer's expertise in
opera, including and the Opera News of London. He also lectures frequently and provides commentary for opera broadcasts. Financial Times
Sources [ edit ]
Fischer, Heinz Dietrich and Fischer, Erika J. (eds.),
"Bernheimer, Martin", Complete biographical encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize winners, 1917-2000, Walter de Gruyter, 2002, p. 20. ISBN 3-598-30186-3