Multifaceted Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies At 86

April 3, 2015 8:38 PM

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Andrew Porter, a renowned music critic and scholar and translator of opera, died early today in London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. His twin sister, Sheila Porter, told NPR his death was the result of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

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