|Was||Musician Conductor Politician Critic Music critic Historian Music historian Journalist Composer|
|Type||Academia Journalism Music Politics Social science|
|Birth||11 September 1882, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg|
|Death||7 March 1937, New York City, USA (aged 54 years)|
Paul Bekker. Paul Bekker (September 11, 1882 in Berlin – March 7, 1937 in New York) was one of the most articulate and influential German music critics of the 20th century. The music library of Yale University houses the Paul Bekker Collection, which contains a variety of letters, documents, receipts, photographs, printed scores and other forms of miscellany, some of which have great historical and musicological value.