The classical music critic of The Washington Post.

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Anne Midgette is the classical music critic of The Washington Post. A Yale graduate, she was for seven years a regular contributor of classical music and theater reviews to The New York Times. She has also written about music, the visual arts, dance, theater and film for The Wall Street Journal, ...

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Nov 17, 2017

@meghanor @radhikajones The fact that people are acting like it's some radical new step for a young attractive woman to take over Vanity Fair, and that it's Graydon Carter who forged the legacy she's getting, demonstrates a VERY SHORT collective memory. She's taking over Tina Brown's magazine, people!

Nov 17, 2017

@jodikantor Oh FFS. I am definitely going Team Fox Tights. (Also, I just started reading Tina Brown's "Vanity Fair" diaries - someone send @radhikajones a supportive copy. Sure, she is succeeding Graydon Carter, but let's not forget who turned Vanity Fair around back in the day.)

Nov 17, 2017

@RichardBratby Agreed, but that doesn’t mean that people who love that kind of music are necessarily going to make the leap to, say, orchestra attendance.

Nov 17, 2017

@RichardBratby @RuthElleson @AkselToll @devilstrillblog But important to remember that even 70 year olds now DON’T necessarily default to classical music. They came of age in 1960s. Many default to Stones/Grateful Dead/etc. & it’s less of a natural progression w each generation.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was the managing editor of a monthly general-interest magazine -- with no prior experience. I jumped in at the deep end of the pool.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Constantly, all the way through college. But all of my professional journalism experience has been on a computer.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Succinctly, by e-mail, by people who have taken the time to find out what I write about and what may interest me.