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Tommasini, Anthony 1948-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 79 publications in 4 languages and 3,163 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Discographies  Operas  Instrumental music  Chamber music  Excerpts  Arrangements (Music)  Songs  Academic theses  Thematic catalogs (Music) 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Performer, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: ML410.T452, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Anthony Tommasini
 
Most widely held works by Anthony Tommasini
Virgil Thomson : composer on the aisle by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first full-scale biography of a dominating figure in twentieth-century American music, Anthony Tommasini tells the richly textured story of Virgil Thomson's experiences as a composer, influential critic, and gay man. Writing with exclusive, full access to Thomson's papers and from extensive interviews and research, he recounts:. Thomson's early years in turn-of-the-century Kansas City's strange mixture of antebellum racial divides ... his first steps in the arts
The indispensable composers : a personal guide by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move him? How did the music work? Over time, he realized that his passion for this music was not enough. He needed to understand it. Take Bach, for starters. Who was he? How does one account for his music and its unshakeable hold on us today? As a critic, Tommasini has devoted particular attention to living composers and overlooked repertory. But, like all classical music lovers, the canon has remained central. In 2011, in his role as the chief classical music critic of the New York Times, he wrote a popular series in which he somewhat cheekily set out to determine the all-time top ten composers. Inviting input from readers, Tommasini wrestled with questions of greatness. Readers joined the exercise in droves. Some railed against classical music's obsession with greatness but then raged when Mahler was left off the final list. This intellectual game reminded them why they loved music in the first place. Now in [this book], Tommasini offers his own personal guide to the canon--and what greatness really means in classical music. What does it mean to be canonical now? Who gets to say? And do we have enough perspective on the 20th century to even begin assessing it? To make his case, Tommasini draws on elements of biography, the anxiety of influence, the composer's relationships with colleagues, and shifting attitudes toward a composer's work over time. Because he has spent his life contemplating these titans, Tommasini shares impressions from performances he has heard or given, as well as moments when his own biography proves revealing. As he argues for his particular pantheon of indispensable composers, Anthony Tommasini provides a masterclass in what to listen for and how to understand what music does to us."--
Opera : a critic's guide to the 100 most important works and the best recordings by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects essays on opera, including opera performance history, performers and conductor profiles, and important works like Adam's "Nixon in China," Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro," and Verdi's "La Traviata."
Virgil Thomson's musical portraits by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits, self-portraits and songs by Virgil Thomson( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits and self-portraits by Virgil Thomson( Recording )

5 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mostly about love by Virgil Thomson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera : a critic's guide to the 100 most important recordings by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful, provocative selection of the best opera performances, chosen by The New York Times's chief classical music critic in one hundred original essays Opera intertwines the drama of the theater with the powerful emotionality of music
Niu yue shi bao yan xuan. The New York Times Essential Library by Tuo Ma Xi Ni( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indispensable composers : a personal guide by Anthony Tommasini( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York TimesWhen he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move him? How did the music work? Over time, he realized that his passion for this music was not enough. He needed to understand it. Take Bach, for starters. Who was he? How does one account for his music and its unshakeable hold on us today? As a critic, Tommasini has devoted particular attention to living composers and overlooked repertory. But, like all classical music lovers, the canon has remained central for him. In 2011, in his role as the Chief Classical Music Critic for the New York Times, he wrote a popular series in which he somewhat cheekily set out to determine the ten all-time greatest composers. Inviting input from readers, Tommasini wrestled with questions of greatness. Readers joined the exercise in droves. Some railed against classical music's obsession with greatness but then raged when Mahler was left off the final list. This intellectual game reminded them why they loved music in the first place. Now in THE INDISPENSABLE COMPOSERS, Tommasini offers his own personal guide to the canon--and what greatness really means in classical music. What does it mean to be canonical now? Who gets to say? And do we have enough perspective on the 20th century to even begin assessing it? To make his case, Tommasini draws on elements of biography, the anxiety of influence, the composer's relationships with colleagues, and shifting attitudes toward a composer's work over time. Because he has spent his life contemplating these titans, Tommasini shares impressions from performances he has heard or given or moments when his own biography proves revealing. As he argues for his particular pantheon of indispensable composers, Anthony Tommasini provides a masterclass in what to listen for and how to understand what music does to us
Classic CD. [CD supplement]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niu yue shi bao yan xuan 100 zhang zhi de zhen cang de ge ju zhuan ji by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portraits for piano by Virgil Thomson by Anthony Tommasini( )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niu yue shi bao ge ju ping lun jing xuan by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jing xuan 100 bu ge ju ji qi zui chu se lu yin
The Virgil Thomson centenary 1896-1996 : [notes on the program( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portraits for piano by Virgil Thomson by Anthony Tommasini( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mostly about love : songs and vocal works by Virgil Thomson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susie asado( )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Thomson's musical portraits by Anthony Tommasini( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana : opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Virgil Thomson : composer on the aisle
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The indispensable composers : a personal guideOpera : a critic's guide to the 100 most important works and the best recordingsVirgil Thomson's musical portraitsOpera : a critic's guide to the 100 most important recordingsNiu yue shi bao yan xuan 100 zhang zhi de zhen cang de ge ju zhuan jiVirgil Thomson's musical portraits
Alternative Names
Anthony Tommasini American music journalist

Anthony Tommasini Amerikaans journalist

Anthony Tommasini crítico musical estadounidense (1948-)

Tommasini, Anthony

Tommasini, Anthony Carl 1948-

Томмазини, Энтони

アンソニー・トマジーニ

安東尼·托馬席尼

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