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Author: Virgil Thomson
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©1951.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
Music, right and left.
New York : Holt, ©1951
(OCoLC)643926650
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil Thomson
OCLC Number: 28935056
Notes: "Includes reviews and Sunday articles published [in the New York Herald Tribune] between October 1947 and June 1950."
Description: x, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Orchestras and conductors. Concervative institution ; The delights of autumn ; Luminous ; Prince of impressionism ; Koussevitzky ; Wondrous musical beauties ; Expert and original ; Musical horse show ; A knack for landscape ; France at its best ; Beecham's 70th birthday ; Children's voices --
Recitalists. King of pianists ; Dramatizing the structure ; Modern piano playing ; Fulfillment experienced ; Thoroughly contemporary ; Beauty, distinction, mastery ; Violence and virtuosity ; Virtuoso makes music ; Brilliant and diffuse ; A major experience ; The accents of passion ; Lovely voices, perfect taste ; "La Môme" Piaf ; Personal distinction --
Operas. Perfect and powerful ; Musically authentic ; In fairy tale vein ; Specialty of the house ; Louise as a wan blonde ; Toscanini's Aida ; Give the singers a break ; Success tactics ; Lively revival ; Little musical foxes ; Pathos and the macabre ; The Met and the City Center --
Strictly of this century. Glorious loudness ; In waltz time ; Star dust and spun steel ; Gloomy masterpiece ; The ultimate of lucidity ; The style is the subject ; Joan of Arc in close-up ; Handsome period pieces ; Religious corn ; Thanksgiving turkey ; Masterpieces revived ; Yesterday's modernism ; Five symphonies ; English landscape ; A string octet and a Temple service ; The new Germany and the new Italy ; Ragtime revived ; Hollywood's best --
In memory of... Claude Debussy ; Maurice Ravel ; Kurt Weill ; Béla Bartók --
From out of town. The Berkshire Music Center ; The delights of Denver ; Convention in Cleveland ; Pittsburgh week end ; Modernism in Los Angeles ; Texas's major orchestras --
From the U.S.S.R. Composers in trouble ; Soviet aesthetics ; Russians recover --
Reflections. The intellectual audience (I, II) ; The problem of sincerity ; Tradition today ; Atonality today (I, II) ; On being American ; Too many languages ; High costs ; The oratorio style ; The Catholic Church accepts modern music.
Other Titles: New York herald tribune.
Responsibility: by Virgil Thomson.

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