Lloyd Schwartz

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A Poetry Reading: 'To My Oldest Friend, Whose Silence Is Like A Death'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently published a poem about friendship and loss on


Review: Jonas Kaufmann Sings Wagner And Verdi

Monday, December 09, 2013

At 44, the German tenor Jonas Kaufmann may be the most popular tenor of his generation in the international opera world, and one of the most versatile. Among his recordings this year are albums dedicated to both Verdi and Wagner, celebrating the bicentennials of their birth.


'Pearl Earring' Is The Crown Jewel Of The Frick's Dutch Exhibit

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New York City is home to more paintings by Johannes Vermeer — eight — than any other city. And until mid-January, it's playing host to one more: the world-renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says, since the painting's 1994 restoration, "It's even more breathtaking than I remembered."


A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Recently reissued Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet convey natural refinement, balance and a kind of inward grace. Fresh Air critic Lloyd Schwartz says they take their place among the most luminous chamber-music performances on record.


The Art Of Life: Claes Oldenburg At MOMA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Claes Oldenburg is one of the best-known American pop artists. Critic Lloyd Schwartz found himself not alone in enjoying the current Oldenburg exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, which continues through Aug. 5.


Wilhelm Furtwaengler: A Complex German Composer

Friday, December 16, 2011

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwaengler is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, but his legacy was affected by his decision to stay in Germany during WWII. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz looks at how Furtwangler is seen today.


Degas' Nudes Depict The Awkwardness Of Real Life

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris have collaborated on a show called Degas and the Nude, which includes works from all over the world. Lloyd Schwartz says that in portraits of everyday moments, Degas made women mysterious, vulnerable and heartbreakingly human.