Virgil Thomson (Hardcover)
Music Chronicles 1940-1954 (LOA #258): The Musical Scene / The Art of Judging Music / Music Right and Left / Music Reviewed / other writings (Library of America Virgil Thomson Edition #1)
Library of America, 9781598533095, 1200pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2014
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Praise For Virgil Thomson: Music Chronicles 1940-1954 (LOA #258): The Musical Scene / The Art of Judging Music / Music Right and Left / Music Reviewed / other writings (Library of America Virgil Thomson Edition #1)…
"The present volume is valuable, of course, as a chronicle of a particularly rich period of musical life in this country. All the big composers and performers are here at their height. It was a Golden Age. But I think the book is even more valuable as a record of one deeply musical man’s listening experiences put into beautiful prose. It is a book that can teach us all how to be better listeners.” — Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register
“Anyone with a passing interest in music and good writing needs to have this book. There’s an enormous amount to learn in these 1,000 pages—and your education will be painless, thorough and entertaining.” — Christopher Purdy, WOSU Classical Music 101
“[Thomson’s] bracing attitude about the job of the music critic has never been more urgent than it is now, an era of unprecedented choice, a chaotic cultural marketplace, and scant curatorial guidance.” — Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer