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Henry Pleasants (1910—2000) was an American music critic. Born on May 12, 1910, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Pleasants studied voice, piano and composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, from which he received an honorary doctorate in 1977. In 1930, at age 19, he became a music critic for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and was the paper's music editor from 1934 to 1942, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

In 1948-49, he re-entered the military as an army liaison officer with the Austrian government. He left the army to enter the Foreign Service in 1950, serving as an intelligence officer in Munich, Bern, and Bonn. He was involved in espionage during the Cold War, living with Reinhard Gehlen, a former Nazi general and a top intelligence official for West Germany, to evaluate his "suitability." The Gehlen Organization, which the former general led, became the forerunner of the postwar West German Federal Intelligence Service.

Following the end of the war, from 1945 to 1955, Pleasants contributed articles on European musical events to The New York Times. He also wrote regularly for Opera Quarterly, was London editor for the magazine Stereo Review, and for 30 years, beginning in 1967, was the London music critic for the International Herald Tribune. In 1964, he retired from the service and settled in London with his wife, Virginia Pleasants, a harpsichordist and fortepianist.

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Total Books: 27
The History of the Old Eagle School Tredyffrin in Chester County Pennsylvania With Alphabetical Lists of Interments in the Graveyard and of
The Memoirs of a Physician
2009 - The Memoirs of a Physician (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117024790
ISBN-10: 1117024792
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The History Of The Old Eagle School Tredyffrin In Chester County Pennsylvania
The History Of Old St David's Church Radnor In Delaware County Pennsylvania
2009 - The History of Old St David's Church Radnor in Delaware County Pennsylvania [1907] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120074102
ISBN-10: 112007410X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Historical Account of the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania
2009 - A Historical Account of the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781459008663
ISBN-10: 1459008669
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The History of the Old Eagle School Tredyffrin in Chester Country Pennsylvania
The Great Singers From the Dawn of Opera to Caruso Callas and Pavarotti
The Great American Popular Singers
1974 - The Great American Popular Singers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575017740
ISBN-10: 0575017740
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Great American Popular Singers The
1974 - Great American Popular Singers The (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671216818
ISBN-10: 0671216813
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Serious Music and All That Jazz An Adventure in Music Criticism
1971 - Serious Music and All That Jazz an Adventure in Music Criticism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671210724
ISBN-10: 0671210726
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The Great Singers From the Dawn of Opera to Our Own Time
1970 - The Great Singers From the Dawn of Opera to Our Own Time (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671206123
ISBN-10: 0671206125
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Serious Music Jazz
1969 - Serious Music Jazz (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671201852
ISBN-10: 0671201859
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GREAT SINGERS
Great Singers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780333348543
ISBN-10: 0333348540
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Opera in Crisis Tradition Present Future
Opera in Crisis Tradition Present Future (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500014684
ISBN-10: 050001468X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Serious Music and All That Jazz
Serious Music and All That Jazz (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575003354
ISBN-10: 0575003359
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Musical World of Robert Schumann
Musical World of Robert Schumann (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575011328
ISBN-10: 0575011327
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Piano and Song/Didactic and Polemical The Collected Writings of Clara Schumann's Father and Only Teacher
Piano and Song/didactic and Polemical the Collected Writings of Clara Schumann's Father and Only Teacher [Monographs in Musicology] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780918728623
ISBN-10: 0918728622
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