Virgil Thomson by Richard Kostelanetz
A Reader: Selected Writings, 1924-1984

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This essential reader includes Thomson's essays on making a living as a musician; his articles on classic composers; his relation to his contemporaries; his articles on newcomers in the music world, including John Cage and Pierre Boulez; his autobiographical writings and commentary on his own works.

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Richard Kostelanetz is a critic and literary artist. He moved to SoHo just as it was being developed by the underground arts community, and his home-apply named WordShip-has become one of the most famous loft/work space environments of the city. He is the author of over 40 original books as well as 40 edited volumes. He lives in New York City.
Published October 11, 2013 by Routledge. 316 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Nobody's digestion was ever spoiled by it, and no late comer has ever lost much by missing it."" Thus waxed composer and music critic Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) about a 1940 season-opener of the Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York, and there's more where that came from: Virgil Thomson: ...

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