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by Virgil Thomson


Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 – September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music.

Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 – September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic.

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I found this autobiography by Virgil Thomson thoroughly enjoyable

I found this autobiography by Virgil Thomson thoroughly enjoyable. I was led to read it after seeing his name consistently referenced by some leading historiographers of the 20th century such as Joseph Horowitz and Harvey Sachs.

Thomson's autobiography, Virgil Thomson (1966), is more than just the story of the struggle of one such American . This volume opens with The State of Music (1939), the book that made Thomson's name as a critic and won him his 14-year stint at the New York Herald Tribune.

Thomson's autobiography, Virgil Thomson (1966), is more than just the story of the struggle of one such American composer, it is an intellectual, aesthetic, and personal chronicle of the twentieth century, from World War I-era Kansas City to Harvard in the age of straw boaters, from Paris in the Twenties and Thirties to Manhattan in the Forties and after.

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The volume opens with The State of Music (1939), the book that made Thomson’s name as a writer and won him a. .The best-selling autobiography Virgil Thomson (1966) is a gossipy tale of one musician’s progress from unteachable smart aleck to revered elder statesman.

The best-selling autobiography Virgil Thomson (1966) is a gossipy tale of one musician’s progress from unteachable smart aleck to revered elder statesman.

Thomson’s autobiography, Virgil Thomson (1966), is more than just the story of the struggle of one such American composer, it is an intellectual, aesthetic, and personal chronicle of the twentieth century, from World War I–era Kansas City to Harvard in the age of straw boaters, from Paris in th.

Thomson’s autobiography, Virgil Thomson (1966), is more than just the story of the struggle of one such American composer, it is an intellectual, aesthetic, and personal chronicle of the twentieth century, from World War I–era Kansas City to Harvard in the age of straw boaters, from Paris in the Twenties and Thirties to Manhattan in the Forties and after. A classic American memoir, it is marked by a buoyant wit, a true gift for verbal portrait-making, and a cast of characters including Aaron Copland, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Paul Bowles, John Houseman, and Orson Welles.

Virgil Thomson is primarily remembered now for his criticism, not his . Much in The State of Music has not aged well, though its rhetorical force remains strong.

Virgil Thomson is primarily remembered now for his criticism, not his composing. As a powerful, provocative critic for The New York Herald Tribune from 1940 to 1954, Thomson (1896-1989) was unsparing and unwary, capable of skewering or sanctifying with a handful of words, where others would need paragraphs.

Автор: Thomson Virgil Название: Virgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other . This volume opens with The State of Music (1939), the book that made Thomsons name as a critic and won him his 14-year.

Поставляется из: США Описание: An unprecedented collection of polemical and autobiographical writings by Americas greatest composer-critic. This volume opens with The State of Music (1939), the book that made Thomsons name as a critic and won him his 14-year stint at the New York Herald Tribune.

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ISBN13: 978-0837172583

ISBN: 0837172586

Author: Virgil Thomson

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Language: English

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group; New ed of 1939 ed edition (1974)

Pages: 250 pages

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