Lloyd Schwartz Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Lloyd Schwartz

Classical Music Critic, Fresh Air

Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

In addition to his role on Fresh Air, Schwartz is the Senior Editor of Classical Music for the web-journal New York Arts and Contributing Arts Critic for WBUR's the ARTery. He is the author of four volumes of poems: These People; Goodnight, Gracie; Cairo Traffic; and Little Kisses (University of Chicago Press, 2017). A selection of his Fresh Air reviews appears in the volume Music In—and On—the Air. He is the co-editor of the Library of the America's Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters and the editor of the centennial edition of Elizabeth Bishop's Prose, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2011.

In 1994, Schwartz was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Newly Released Collection Reveals Complex Artistry Of Pianist Artur Schnabel

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'Film' And 'Notfilm' Showcase The Collaboration Of Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett

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'Shakespeare In Music & Words' Marks 400 Years Since The Bard's Death

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Heart-Stopping Production Numbers Make Up For A Thin Plot In 'An American In Paris'

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Stunned Silence, Then A Standing Ovation For 'Let Me Tell You'

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Met's 'Unfinished' Exhibit Offers A Glimpse Of The Artistic Mind At Work

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'No Orpheus' Revisits The Dreams And Passions Of An Aging Mother

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New Recording Revives Ravel's 'L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges'

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Revisiting Mary Martin's Lighter-Than-Air Exuberance In NBC's 1955 'Peter Pan' Live

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New Complete Recording Restores A Forgotten Trojan War Musical

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Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet

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Revisiting The Crystal Clarity Created By The 'Decca Sound' Revolution

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Brooklyn Rider Blurs Classical Boundaries On 'Almanac'

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Remastering 78s: A Company Brings Clarity To Pianist Artur Schnabel's Works

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Schneider Quartet's Haydn Recordings Reissued

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