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Author: Virgil Thomson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The Virgil Thomson Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Thomson's musical compositions, including music for 3 operas, 7 films, and other major compositions and smaller pieces. The Papers also hold printed copies of books and music by Thomson. The correspondence is voluminous and contains letters to and from important American and French cultural figures since 1920: composers, musicians, artists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Jere Abbott; Maurice Abravanel; Theodor W Adorno; Edward Albee; Betty Allen; George Antheil; Susan B Anthony; Fred Astaire; W H Auden; Ernst Bacon; Samuel Barber; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Henry Barraud; Thomas Beecham; Leonid Berman; Leonard Bernstein; Marc Blitzstein; Nadia Boulanger; Pierre Boulez; Paul Bowles; Briggs Buchanan; John Cage; Alexander Calder; Truman Capote; Elliott Carter; Carlos Chávez; Jean Cocteau; Betty Comden; Aaron Copland; Henry Cowell; E E Cummings; Luigi Dallapiccola; Agnes De Mille; David Diamond; Frederick Dorian; Olin Downes; Lehman Engel; Manuel de Falla; William Faulkner; Ross Lee Finney; Lukas Foss; Karl Geiringer; Ira Gershwin; Alberto Ginastera; Maurice Grosser; Roy Harris; Lou Harrison; Henry-Russell Hitchcock; John Houseman; Richard Hundley; James Joyce; John Kirkpatrick; Lincoln Kirstein; Zoltán Kodály; Ernst Krenek; Paul Henry Lang; Jack Larson; Erich Leinsdorf; Otto Luening; Elisabeth Lutyens; Archibald MacLeish; Sherry Mangan; Zubin Mehta; Gian Carlo Menotti; Darius Milhaud; Dimitri Mitropoulos; Douglas Moore; Nicolas Nabokov; Ogden Nash; Georgia O'Keeffe; Yōko Ono; Eugene Ormandy; Harry Partch; Lily Pons; Francis Poulenc; James Purdy; Jerome Robbins; Ned Rorem; Charles Rosen; Manuel Rosenthal; Jay Rozen; Henri Sauguet; Thomas Schippers; Arnold Schoenberg; William Schuman; Elie Siegmeister; Nicolas Slonimsky; Gertrude Stein; Florine Stettheimer; Leopold Stokowski; Igor Stravinsky; Carlos Surinach; Donald Sutherland; Ivan Tcherepnin; Virgil Thomson; Francis Thorne; Alice B Toklas; Lester Trimble; Fred Tulan; Carl Van Vechten; Gloria Vanderbilt; Edgard Varèse; Heitor Villa-Lobos; William Carlos Williams
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil Thomson
OCLC Number: 702189058
Notes: MSS 29 is in 9 series as follows: I. Music by Virgil Thomson. II. Books by or about Virgil Thomson. III. Correspondence. IV. Genealogy. V. Financial records. VI. Photographs. VII. Preservation (correspondence and genealogy) VIII. Miscellaneous. IX. Sound recordings.
MSS 29A is in 11 series as follows: I. Music by Virgil Thomson. II. Music by Others. III. Writings by Virgil Thomson. IV. Correspondence. V. Programs. VI. Photographs. VII. Abouts. VIII. Diaries and Address Books. IX. Financial and Legal. X. Honors, Awards, and Academic Regalia. XI. Miscellaneous Items.
Description: 183 linear ft. (394 boxes)
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The Virgil Thomson Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Thomson's musical compositions, including music for 3 operas, 7 films, and other major compositions and smaller pieces. The Papers also hold printed copies of books and music by Thomson. The correspondence is voluminous and contains letters to and from important American and French cultural figures since 1920: composers, musicians, artists, authors, and theatrical personalities. Thomson's life and work are further documented by: writings by and about Thomson; photographs; family and personal documents; financial records; private recordings; and other materials.

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