Music writer Michael Steinberg dies

Posted on July 27, 2009

Michael Steinberg, widely recognized as one of the most important writers on classical music of our time passed away this morning at age 80. Born in Germany in 1928, he spent part of his childhood in England via the Kindertransport. It was in England that he first discovered his love of music. In his book “For the love of Music: Invitations to Listening” co-authored with Larry Rothe, Steinberg revealed it was not in a concert hall, but in an alley behind a movie theater.

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