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We have lost an unforgettable teacher and one of the greatest living critics

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

Tanner, the critic

RICHARD BRATBY

Michael Tanner (1935-2024), who died earlier this month, had such a vital mind and stood so far above the common run of music critics that it’s hard to believe he’s gone. For a philosopher to concern themself with the inner game of opera is not unknown (think of Friedrich Nietzsche and Roger Scruton).

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