The Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson

by Tim Page

Publisher: Summit Books

Written in English
Published: Pages: 413 Downloads: 516
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Subjects:

  • Music,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Composers,
  • United States,
  • General,
  • 1896-1989,
  • 1896-,
  • Correspondence,
  • Thomson, Virgil,

Edition Notes

ContributionsVanessa Weeks Page (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7662228M
ISBN 100671688693
ISBN 109780671688691
OCLC/WorldCa17482279

  In , Page organized a book titled Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson, but explained in Opera News that the project was much more controlled by Thomson, who was living at . Cabin Boy to Advent Crusader by Virgil Robinson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   book reVIeWS The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. edited by Susan Holbrook and Thomas Dilworth. New York: oxford university Press, ISbN Hardback. Pp. viii, $ Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson were intimate friends, especially when they were working productively together. but they also experienced . His books include The Glenn Gould Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, ), Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson (Summit, ), William Kapell: A Documentary Life History of the American Pianist (IPAM, ), Music From The Road: Views and Reviews – , an anthology of previously published work (Oxford University Press, ), The Unknown Sigrid.

Virgil Thomson (Novem – Septem ) was an American composer and was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a neoromantic, a neoclassicist, and a composer of "an Olympian blend of humanity and detachment" whose "expressive voice was always carefully muted" until his late opera Lord Byron. A professor of music and journalism at the University of Southern California, he is also co-editor of Virgil Thomson’s Selected Letters. Editorial Reviews Like its predecessor, it is a deeply valuable collection In today's context of staff cuts for music criticism at newspapers across the country, there is a refreshing lack of defensiveness. Music with Words (), Thomson’s final book, to A professor of music and journalism at the University of Southern California, he is also co-editor of Virgil Thomson’s Selected Letters. Buy at Local Store. Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you. A professor of music and journalism at the University of Southern California, he is co-editor of Virgil Thomson’s Selected Letters and editor of the Library of America edition of Dawn Powell’s novels.

  TIM PAGE won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his writings in the Washington Post, for which he was a music critic from to A professor of music and journalism at the University of Southern California, he is co-editor of Virgil Thomson’s Selected Letters and editor of the Library of America edition of Dawn Powell’s novels.   Virgil Thomson: The State Of Music & Other Writings by Tim Page, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. Edited by Susan Holbrook and Thomas Dilworth. New York: Oxford University Press, [xii, p. ISBN $] Illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. The Virgil Thomson reader: selected writings, [Virgil Thomson; Richard Kostelanetz] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Book: All Authors / Contributors: Virgil Thomson; Richard Kostelanetz. Find more information about: ISBN:

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That either could collaborate intimately with anyone is surprising. Yet Stein and Thomson did work together, magnificently so, most notably on the landmark opera Four Saints in Three Acts and the fanciful The Mother of Us All.

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This collection of roughly letters from between reveals the spark that existed between the two American masters over the course of their. An unprecedented collection of polemical and autobiographical writings by America’s greatest composer-critic.

Following on the critically acclaimed edition of Virgil Thomson's collected newspaper music criticism, The Library of America and Pulitzer Prize–winning music critic Tim Page now present Thomson’s other literary and critical works, a body of writing that constitutes America Reviews: 4.

This is the first book devoted to the correspondence of composer Aaron Copland, covering his life from age eight to eighty-seven. The chronologically arranged collection includes letters to many significant figures in American twentieth-century music as well as Copland’s friends, family, teachers, and colleagues.

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Summit Books. $ It is tempting to begin a review of Virgil Thomson's letters with broad pronouncements. Virgil Thomson was a gifted composer and one of the nation’s foremost cultural critics. The best-selling autobiography Virgil Thomson () is his gossipy telling of his own extraordinary progress from unteachable smart aleck to revered elder statesman.

It recounts his artistically precocious Kansas City boyhood, demanding Harvard education, apprenticeship in Paris between the wars, and. Among his other books are Music Revisited, –54 (), American Music Since (), and Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson ().

Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of more than twenty books, including Parallel Play, a memoir; Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson; and the two-volume.

Yet, this is not Page’s first book on the famous critic. InPage organized a book titled, “ Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson,” but explained in Opera News that the project was much more controlled by Thomson, who was living at the time, who preferred to modify thoughts he had stated years ago.

TIM PAGE, editor of the two-volume Library of America Virgil Thomson edition, won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his writings in the Washington Post, for which he was a music critic from to A professor of music and journalism at the University of Southern California, he is also co-editor of Virgil Thomson’s Selected s: 4.

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This welcome volume presents the edited correspondence between writer Gertrude Stein and composer Virgil Thomson, documenting their artistic collaborations from the years to While the bulk of the volume is comprised of the annotated letters, there is a lengthy introduction, a helpful epilogue, and five appendices.

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Virgil Thomson had personal or professional ties with many prominent persons, so he is well represented in numerous archival collections.

Several of the most important of these are available at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, including: the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers (YCAL MSS 76), the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Collection (YCAL MSS Virgil Thomson is an authentic work of Americana and a first-rate, first-person history of the rise of modernism.

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