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Remembering Terry Teachout: On the pianist who sold his soul

When the Guardian invited a group of noted piano virtuosi to name their favorite pianist of all time, two of them, Stephen Hough and Angela Hewitt, passed over such familiar figures as Vladimir Horowitz and Arthur Rubinstein and instead chose Alfred Cortot, whose name is no longer generally known outside France. They spoke of his playing with an enthusiasm that bordered on outright idolatry. In Hough’s words:
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syncopatedtimes.com

Biographer and Critic Terry Teachout has died.

Terry Teachout died on January 13th, he was 65. He was well known for his biographies of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and H.L. Mencken. He cherished his roots as a small town boy from Missouri, but found himself drawn to the arts and culture of New York City, where he relocated in the 1980s.
MISSOURI STATE
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Vulture

Terry Teachout Found Greatness Everywhere

Terry Teachout, the longtime Wall Street Journal critic who died suddenly last Thursday at 65, had an easygoing but authoritative style, characteristic of midwestern arts writers for big-city newspapers. He strove mainly to stimulate the interests of the casual aficionado rather than impress other scholars with how much he knew. To meet Terry was to become friends with Terry, and be a beneficiary of his empathy, his wisdom, and his taste.
KANSAS CITY, KS
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americantheatre.org

The Grace, Grief, and Joy of Terry Teachout

He was a writer with rigor and taste, but as anyone who knew him (or sat near him) could tell you, he was as demonstrative and passionate an advocate as the theatre has ever had. Terry Teachout, drama critic for the Wall Street Journal, who also wrote plays, biographies, and...

Opinion: Remembering a friendship with Terry Teachout

NPR's Scott Simon remembers theater critic and playwright Terry Teachout, who died this week at the age of 65. Terry Teachout once worked as a bank teller in Kansas City, and I think he used to enjoy dropping that fact into conversation with theater folks. It was a way to say, I am a theater critic, but really, I'm the audience. I still think Jell-O salads are vegetables, Terry told me once as, in fact, we ate veggie burgers before a play. Terry Teachout died this week at the age of 65. He was theater critic for The Wall Street Journal, a playwright in his own right, who wrote "Satchmo at the Waldorf" on Louis Armstrong, and an accomplished biographer of Armstrong, George Balanchine, Duke Ellington and H.L. Mencken.
OREGON STATE
NPR

Opinion: Remembering a friendship with Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout once worked as a bank teller in Kansas City, and I think he used to enjoy dropping that fact into conversation with theater folks. It was a way to say, "I am a theater critic. But really, I'm the audience." "I still think Jell-O salads are vegetables," Terry...
OREGON STATE
Washington Post

Terry Teachout, versatile critic, biographer and playwright, dies at 65

Terry Teachout, a versatile and prolific arts critic who also wrote plays and widely praised biographies of journalist H.L. Mencken and jazz musicians Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, died Jan. 13 at a friend’s home in Smithtown, N.Y. He was 65. The death was confirmed by his brother, David...
SMITHTOWN, NY