Arts Critics in Residence: Anthony Tommasini

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
12:00 pm –
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Levinthal Hall Stanford Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street Stanford, CA 94305

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A series on Arts Criticism and Humanistic Knowledge

Journalistic arts criticism has not typically been incorporated very fully into academic discussions of art. The Art, Criticism, and Knowledge series seeks to redress that imbalance and engage with one of the most essential and currently imperiled arenas of arts criticism: journalistic daily and weekly writing for the public. This series will do this by bringing leading art critics to campus and putting them in dialogue with art practitioners, humanistic scholars, and students interested in the arts.

Anthony Tommasini is the chief classical music critic of the New York Times, a pianist, and the author of a biography, Virgil Thomson: Composer on the Aisle (New York: W.W. Norton, 1997), which won a 1998 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University and a doctorate in music from Boston University. In 2004 Times Books/Henry Holt released his latest book, The New York Times Essential Library: Opera, A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Works and the Best Recordings. He lives in New York City.

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