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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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Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On A 4-Disc Set

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New Takes On Bach And Handel Delight The Ears During The Pandemic

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From Anorexia To Political Intrigue, New Operas Tackle Contemporary Topics

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Documentary Reveals The Depth And Complexity Of Opera Star Maria Callas

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'Damn Yankees' DVD Revival Showcases Fosse And Verdon's 1st Collaboration

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New Recording Of Busoni's 'Piano Concerto' Is An Extraordinary Experience

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'My Mother Is Mad At The Sun': A Poet Reflects On His Mom's Alzheimer's Disease

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Pianist David Deveau Offers An Intimate Take On Works By Mozart And Beethoven

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New Recording Of 'Doctor Atomic' May Be The Opera's Definitive Performance

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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Offers A Seductive Take On A Stravinsky Classic

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An Intimate Pontormo Show Outshines The Met's Big Delacroix Retrospective

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Yo-Yo Ma Presents Bach As A Wise And Spellbinding Storyteller In 'Six Evolutions'

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New Bethany Beardslee Release Heralds The Golden Age Of German And Viennese Singers

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Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On A New 4-Disc Set

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