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A prominent music critic offers some sound common sense

The Washington Post asked five of its art-form critics to write a few paragraphs explaining how they go about their jobs. In her final paragraph, the classical music critic Anne Midgette offers as good a summary as I have read anywhere of what a critic’s priorities need to be in this year of our confusions […]
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