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A Virgil Thomson reader

Author: Virgil Thomson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Edition/Format:   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 --
Missouri landscape with figures --
Early articles. Jazz --
Aaron Copland --
George Gershwin --
Swing music --
Swing again --
Paris. Antheil, Joyce, and Pound --
Langlois, Butts, and Stein --
Paris, April 1940 --
A portrait of Gertrude Stein --
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 --
On the "New York Herald Tribune." The paper --
Articles and reviews, 1940-1945 --
Articles and reviews, 1946-1954. 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 --
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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