Haggin, B. H.
- James A. Drake
Haggin, B. H. (29 December 1900–29 May 1987), music critic, was born Bernard H. Haggin in New York City, the son of Byron Haggin and Dorothea (maiden name unknown). Educated in Manhattan schools, Haggin studied music from a historical rather than a performance perspective but showed a particular ability as a writer during his student days. Too young for military service during World War I, he completed his high school education near the war’s end in 1918 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York in 1922. The next year he published his first music review, thereby launching a commercial writing career that would span more than fifty years....