Anthony Tommasini is chief music critic for The New York Times.
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Tommasini is the author of Virgil Thomson: Composer on the Aisle, which received the 1998 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and Opera: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Works and the Best Recordings.
Also a pianist, he made two recordings of music by Virgil Thomson for Northeastern Records, Portraits and Self-Portraits and Mostly About Love: Songs and Vocal Works. Both were funded through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
He lives in New York City with his husband, Ben McCommon.
- Bostonia: Susan Seligson, "The Case for New," Winter-Spring 2011, accessed July 20, 2011
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Robert Croan, "'Virgil Thomson: Composer On The Aisle' by Anthony Tommasini," October 5, 1997, accessed July 20, 2011
- Opera Quarterly: Tom Kaufman, "Anthony Tommasini: Opera: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Works and the Best Recordings," vol. 47, no. 7 (July 1996), 790, accessed July 20, 2011
- "School of Music Distinguished Awards". Boston University. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
- New York Times: Anthony Tommasini, "Music of the Spheres," July 20, 2011, accessed July 20, 2011
- News articles by Anthony Tommasini on The New York Times site
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