Philly mourns a music criticmain
Daniel Webster, who has died at 86, was classical music critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1963 to 1999, spanning the late-Ormandy, Muti and Sawallisch eras. In 1973 he was among the first western journalists to visit China with an orchestra.
‘His contribution for many, many years to the musical and cultural life in Philadelphia has been very important, said Muti. ‘He was knowledgeable, honest, critical, and a very nice person.’