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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
State of music.
New York, Vintage Books 
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|Description:||226 pages 19 cm.|
|Contents:||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 --
Life in the big city, or the civil status of musicians --
How composers eat, or who does what to whom and who gets paid --
Why compoers write how, or the economic determinism of musical style --
Composers' politics, or professional bodies versus the secular state --
Intellectual freedom, or what can and cannot be censored --
How to write a piece, or functional design in music --
Back to the womb, James, or how modern music gets that way --
Back to politics, or how to run an island civilization --
A 1961 postlude.
|Series Title:||A Vintage book, V-214|