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A Virgil Thomson reader / by Virgil Thomson ; with an introduction by John Rockwell.

Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
ISBN 9780395313305, 0395313309

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Standard Title Literary works. Selections
Subjects Music
Music -- History and criticism.
Description x, 582 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes index.
"Bibliography of published writings of Virgil Thomson": pages 556-562.
Contents Virgil Thomson, a Franco-Missourian American / John Rockwell -- Part 1 : Missouri landscape with figures -- Part 2 : Early articles. Jazz ; Aaron Copland ; George Gershwin ; Swing music ; Swing again -- Part 3 : Paris. Antheil, Joyce, and Pound ; Langlois, Butts, and Stein ; Paris, April 1940 ; A portrait of Gertrude Stein -- Part 4 : From "The state of music." A 1961 preface ; Our island home, or What it feels like to be a musician ; The neighbors, or Chiefly about painters and painting ; Survivals of an earlier civilization, or Shades of poets dead and gone ; Life among the natives, or Musical habits and customs ; How composers eat, or Who does what to whom and who gets paid ; Why composers write how, or The economic determinism of musical style ; How to write a piece, or Functional design in music ; A 1961 postlude -- Part 5 : On the "New York Herald Tribune." The paper ; Articles and reviews, 1940-1945 ; Articles and reviews, 1946-1954 -- Part 6 : Later articles. Music for "Much ado" ; Nadia Boulanger at 75 ; Wanda Landowska ; How dead is Arnold Schönberg? ; On being discovered ; The tradition of sensibility ; "Craft-Igor" and the whole Stravinsky ; The genius type ; Berlioz, Boulez, and Piaf ; William Flanagan ; Opera librettos ; Aaron Copland ; The Ives case ; Ruggles ; Cage and the collage of noises ; Varèse, Xenakis, Carter ; Making black music ; Stravinsky's operas ; The state of music criticism -- Part 7 : Two conversations. John Rockwell : a conversation with Virgil Thomson ; Diana Trilling : an interview with Virgil Thomson.
Genre Aufsatzsammlung.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7575238
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
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