Lloyd Schwartz Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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Lloyd Schwartz
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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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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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Violinist Johnny Gandelsman Infuses Bach's 'Sonatas & Partitas' With Joy

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CD Set Offers A Long, Satisfying View Of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra

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'Maria Callas Live' Celebrates The Astonishing Range Of A Legendary Soprano

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Brazilian Pianist Nelson Freire Brings An Uncannily Delicate Touch To 'Brahms'

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Exhibit Highlights The Work Of The Late Avant-Garde Artist Florine Stettheimer

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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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