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A Virgil Thomson reader

Author: Virgil Thomson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil Thomson
ISBN: 0395313309 9780395313305
OCLC Number: 7575238
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 582 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Virgil Thomson, a Franco-Missourian American / John Rockwell --
Part 1 : Missouri landscape with figures --
Part 2 : Early articles. Jazz ; Aaron Copland ; George Gershwin ; Swing music ; Swing again --
Part 3 : Paris. Antheil, Joyce, and Pound ; Langlois, Butts, and Stein ; Paris, April 1940 ; A portrait of Gertrude Stein --
Part 4 : From "The state of music." 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 ; How composers eat, or Who does what to whom and who gets paid ; Why composers write how, or The economic determinism of musical style ; How to write a piece, or Functional design in music ; A 1961 postlude --
Part 5 : On the "New York Herald Tribune." The paper ; Articles and reviews, 1940-1945 ; Articles and reviews, 1946-1954 --
Part 6 : Later articles. Music for "Much ado" ; Nadia Boulanger at 75 ; Wanda Landowska ; How dead is Arnold Schönberg? ; On being discovered ; The tradition of sensibility ; "Craft-Igor" and the whole Stravinsky ; The genius type ; Berlioz, Boulez, and Piaf ; William Flanagan ; Opera librettos ; Aaron Copland ; The Ives case ; Ruggles ; Cage and the collage of noises ; Varèse, Xenakis, Carter ; Making black music ; Stravinsky's operas ; The state of music criticism --
Part 7 : Two conversations. John Rockwell : a conversation with Virgil Thomson ; Diana Trilling : an interview with Virgil Thomson.
Other Titles: Literary works.
Responsibility: by Virgil Thomson ; with an introduction by John Rockwell.

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