Music analyses An annotated guide to the literature
New York: Schirmer Books, 1991, 716 p.
This is what Harold J. Diamond had to say:
Genesis of the idea of musical portraits: Gertrude Stein's library portraits as a model for Thomson described, Thomson's procedures in composing musical portraits, a stylistic survey, and an analysis of four portraits. Musical examples. Based on the author's doctoral dissertations cited here.