Richard Freed, classical music critic, dies at 93


“When the audience arrives for a performance, or these days gets concert information in advance, it is the program book annotator who becomes their guide to the history, content and design of the works that will be performed,” Slatkin added. “Writing for both knowledgeable patrons as well as new comers is not easy, and Richard was one of the very few who could bridge those two worlds with consummate skill.”

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