Death of an influential music critic

Le Monde reports the death this weekend of its long-standing music critic, Jacques Lonchampt. He was 89.

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Hired by the paper’s founder, Hubert Beuve-Méry, Lonchampt was music critic of Le Monde for 30 years.

He published a widely-read book on the Beethoven string quartets, and an autobiography.

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