Evolving Palate – When Critical Tastes Expand

Wouldn’t you expect a critic to narrow in tastes as the years go on? Surprisingly not, observes Terry Teaachout. “One of the most surprising things that has happened to me in recent years is that I now like far more music, as well as a wider range of interpretative styles, than I did as a young man. This is not at all what I expected to happen as I grew older.”