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Michael Steinberg, 80; critic, writer expanded horizons for music listeners

Michael Steinberg was a Boston Globe music critic from 1964 to 1976 before becoming a program annotator for orchestras. Michael Steinberg was a Boston Globe music critic from 1964 to 1976 before becoming a program annotator for orchestras. (Globe/File 1968)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / July 27, 2009

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Michael Steinberg, the widely admired music writer whose words, as critic for the Globe and later as a program annotator for several major American orchestras, helped frame the listening experience of countless music lovers, died yesterday in a hospice in Edina, Minn. The cause was complications related to cancer, according to his son, Sebastian. He was 80. (Full article: 1070 words)

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