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Virgil Thomson : Music Chronicles 1940-1954: The Musical Scene / The Art of Judging Music / Music Right and Left / Music Reviewed 1940-1954 / Other Writings
by Virgil Thomson and Tim Page


Overview - Revisit the Golden Age of classical music in America through the witty and adventurous reviews of our greatest critic-composer For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune .  Read more...

 
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Overview
Revisit the Golden Age of classical music in America through the witty and adventurous reviews of our greatest critic-composer For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune. An accomplished composer who knew music from the inside, Thomson communicated its pleasures and complexities to a wide readership in a hugely entertaining, authoritative style, and his daily reviews and Sunday articles set a high-water mark in American cultural journalism. Thomson collected his newspaper columns in four volumes: The Musical Scene, The Art of Judging Music, Music Right and Left, and Music Reviewed. All are gathered here, together with a generous selection of Thomson s uncollected writings. The result is a singular chronicle of a magical time when an unrivaled roster of great conductors (Koussevitzky, Toscanini, Beecham, Stokowski) and legendary performers (Horowitz, Rubinstein, Heifetz, Stern) presented new masters (Copland, Stravinsky, Britten, Bernstein) and re-introduced the classics to a rapt American audience."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781598533095
  • ISBN-10: 1598533096
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 1177
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.25 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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