Virgil Thomson: A Reader: Selected Writings, 1924-1984 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415937955
ISBN-10: 0415937957
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

"Beethoven's Overture to Egmont is a classic hors d'oeuvre. 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: A Reader Selected Writings, 1924-1984 gathers the best of the writer's brilliantly acerbic criticism. The volume, edited by Richard Kostelanetz (Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes), includes Thomson's musings on such subjects as "Mozart's Leftism," his relationship with contemporaries such as Kurt Weill and Aaron Copland, the staging of opera, and the careers of everyone from John Cage to Gertrude Stein.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Richard Kostelanetz has edited and authored over forty volumes on contemporary music and culture, including A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes, also published by Routledge. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : October 11, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 303 pages
  • Publisher : Routledge; 1st Edition (October 11, 2013)
  • File Size : 858 KB
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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