Anne Midgette

Former classical music critic of the Washington Post. Freelance writer and critic.

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Leon Fleisher, sublime pianist undaunted by mysterious hand malady, dies at 92

August 03, 2020

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Furloughed Musicians and A New Digital Frontier: Performing Arts in the COVID-19 Shutdown

April 27, 2020

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In classical music it was a year of building, deconstructing and, occasionally, rescuing

December 10, 2019

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Michael Tilson Thomas was once the ‘bad boy of classical music.’ Now, at 74, he still conducts with childlike delight.

December 06, 2019

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It’s my last review as The Post’s classical music critic. Here are my parting thoughts on the NSO.

November 22, 2019

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National Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Tristan’ was lacking in D.C. They made up for it in New York.

November 18, 2019

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A new leader and new sounds at the Met: Philip Glass’s striking ‘Akhnaten’

November 17, 2019

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During ‘In War & Peace,’ Joyce DiDonato offers an unconvincing recital masked as theater

November 10, 2019

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An ailing Jonathan Biss valiantly works his way through program of Beethoven sonatas

November 04, 2019

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Maurice Sendak’s ‘Magic Flute’ brings storybook flair — and familiarity — to WNO

November 03, 2019

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Whistles, rumbles, bleeps: New Icelandic music sounds like no string quartet you’ve ever heard

October 30, 2019

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Russell Thomas headlines bleak ‘Otello’ at WNO

October 27, 2019

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Neglected visionary Agnes Denes altered our landscape with her art. At 88, she’s finally getting her due.

October 24, 2019

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The Thirteen presents a program of ‘our most beloved English-language composers’

October 24, 2019

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Lakota music gets short shrift in concert meant to celebrate it

October 22, 2019

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Russell Thomas is much more than a black tenor. Now, he’s tackling ‘Otello’ and the field’s stereotypes.

October 17, 2019

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An old hand shines anew in Bruckner

October 11, 2019

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The Takacs Quartet brings the Bartok cycle back to the Kennedy Center

October 10, 2019

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall and Met Opera museums? Practice isn’t the problem.

October 09, 2019

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Noseda, NSO find the fun in a sacred and profane program

October 04, 2019

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