Fleming, Shirley (Moragne )
- Patrick J. Smith
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(b New York, NY, Dec 2, 1929; d Augusta, GA, March 10, 2005). American editor and music critic. She completed her studies at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts (BA 1952, MA 1954), and taught there concurrently. She was Assistant Music Editor of Hi-Fi Music at Home between 1958 and 1960, and then of High Fidelity, before becoming editor of Musical America, a position she held from 1967 to 1991. She wrote reviews and many features for The New York Times and was a music critic for the New York Post beginning in 1978; she continued to contribute to the latter publication until shortly before her death. Fleming was a record reviewer for American Record Guide between 1958 and 1964 and again beginning in 1992. She also wrote liner notes for various record companies starting in 1960, and she served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Composers Recordings, Inc. She was especially knowledgeable about the string repertory and literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. In ...