The LA Times reported today that Alan Rich, who wrote about classical music for L.A. Weekly, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Variety, the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune, and magazines such as New York, Newsweek, New West, and California passed away at the age of 85.
I met Alan Rich a couple of times at music critic conferences. I found that he could be witty and charminig sometimes and curt and abrasive at other times. He was an excellent writer and critic, and his blog, So I've Heard, was highly regarded. We will miss his voice.