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Thomson, Virgil (Garnett)

composer, musicisti, piano, critic


born: 25 Nov 1896 Kansas City, Missouri / state, USA Source: 1  

died: 30 Sep 1989 New York / city, USA Source: 1  

active: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  

perf: 1945-1946 Venezia, Italy (La Fenici)  
perf: 1953-1954 Venezia, Italy (La Fenici)  
perf: 1987 Venezia, Italy (La Fenici)  

The Music Sack has 147 items with information about Virgil (Garnett) Thomson
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 1998

Indice Onomastico

p. 510-520 In:
Inchausteguie, Aristides
Vida musical en Santo Domingo (1940-1965)
Santo Domingo, D.N.: 1998, 529 p.

Number of People : 1,493


 1996

[Index of Names]

The above item is part of :
Bloom, Ken
American song
The complete musical theater companion: 1877-1995. Volume 2: T-Z and indexes
Second edition
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996, 2093 p.

Number of People : 24,881


 1996

Karolyi, Otto
Modern American music from Charles Ives to the minimalists
London: Cygnus Arts, 1996, 143 p.

Number of People : 25


 1996

The United States and Canada in the Twentieth Century

p. 500 In:
Gordon, Stewart
A History of Keyboard Literature.
Music for the Piano and its Forerunners
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996, 566 p.

Number of People : 67


 1995

Devenney, David P.
Source readings in American choral music
College Music Society, 1995, 258 p.

Number of People : 25


 1995

Struble, John Warthen
The history of American classical music : MacDowell through Minimalism
By John Warthen Struble
Facts on File, 1995, 444 p.

Number of People : 74


 1995

Peysen, Joan
Babbitt, Milton
Tureck, Rosalyn
The music of my time
Foreword by Milton Babbitt and Rosalyn Tureck
London: Kahn & Averill, 1995, 474 p.

Number of People : 44


 1993

Villamil, Victoria Etnier
Hampson, Thomas
A singer's guide to the American art song 1870-1980
Foreword by Thomas Hampson
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1993, 452 p.

Number of People : 146


 1992

Ferneyhough, Brian
Morton, Brian
Collins, Pamela
Contemporary composers
Editors Brian Morton [and] Pamela Collins
With a preface by Brian Ferneyhough
Chicago: St. James Press, 1992, 1019 p.

Number of People : 491


 1992

Indice Dei Nomi

p. 487-570 In:
Rossi, Franco
Girardi, Michele
Il teatro la Fenici : chronologia degli spettacoli 1938-1991
Venezia: Albrizzi Editore, 1992, 650 p.

Number of People : 11,539


 1992

Borroff, Edith
Clark, J. Bunker
American opera : a checklist
By Edith Borroff
Edited by J. Bunker Clark
Detroit: Harmonie Park Press, 1992, 334 p.

Number of People : 2,319


 1991 Source: 1

Bierley, Paul E.
Rehrig, William H.
The heritage encyclopedia of band music : composers and their music
Edited by Paul E. Bierley
William H. Rehrig
Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1991

Number of People : 8,916


 1991

Cummings, David M.
McIntire, Dennis K.
International who's who in music and musician's directory
(in the classical and light classical fields)
Twelfth edition 1990/91
Consultant editors David M. Cummings; Dennis K. McIntire
Cambridge, England: International Who's Who in Music, 1991

Number of People : 8,178


 1991

Obituary index : supplement to the 1989 obituary index
Notes (Music Library Association), 1991, p. 1091

Number of People : 43


 1990

Meckna, Michael
Sacred and Secular America : Virgil Thomson's Symphony on a Hymn Tune
American Music, 08-4, 1990, p. 465-476

Number of People : 1


 1990

Obituary index : 1989 obituary index
Notes (Music Library Association), 1990, p. 929

Number of People : 120


 1989

Clark, J. Bunker
The Composer and Performer and Other Matters
A Panel Discussion with Virgil Thomson and Philip Glass, Moderated by Gregory Sandow
American Music, 07-2, 1989, p. 181-204

Number of People : 2


 1989

Performer Index : Conductors

p. 547-557 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews 1984-1987 : based on material ... 1984 AND 1987
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1989, 639 p.

Number of People : 20,297


 1988

Suppan, Wolfgang
Lexikon des Blasmusikwesens
3. Auflage des Lexikons des Blasmusikwesens
Herausgegeben in Verbindung mit dem Bund Deutscher Blasmusikverbande
Freiburg-Tiengen: Blasmusikverlag Schulz, 1988, 386 p.

Number of People : 2,925


 1986

Tommasini, Anthony Carl
Virgil Thomson's "Musical Portraits"
N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1986.

Number of People : 1

Descriptive note


 1986

Meckna, Michael
Virgil Thomson : a bio-bibliography.
New York, London: Greenwood 1986. XVI, 203 S.
      (Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Music; Vol. 4)

Number of People : 1


 1986

Dickinson, Peter
Stein Sarie Cummings Thomson Berners Cage : toward a context for the music of Virgil Thomson.
The Musical Quarterly. 72 (1986), S. 394-409.
       Mit 5 Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1


 1986

Dickinson, Peter
Stein Satie Cummings Thomson Berners Cage : Toward a Context for the Music of Virgil Thomson.
Musical Quarterly, 72, no. 3 (1986): 394-409.
       musical examples

Number of People : 1

Descriptive note


 1986

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1985

Performer Index : Conductors

p. 775-786 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews 1978-1983 : based on material ...
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1985, 873 p.

Number of People : 1,433


 1985

Wescott, Steven D.
A comprehensive bibliography of music for film and television
Compiled by Steven D. Wescott
Detroit: Information Coordinatores, 1985, 432 p.

Number of People : 161


 1984

Butterworth, Neil
A dictionary of American composers
New York: Garland, 1984

Number of People : 525


 1984

Thomson, Virgil
Rockwell, John
A Virgil Thomson reader.
With an introduction by John Rockwell.
New York: Dutton 1984. XIV, 588 S.

Number of People : 1


 1984

Tommasini, Anthony Carl
The musical portraits by Virgil Thomson.
The Musical Quarterly. 70 (1984), S. 234-247.

Number of People : 1


 1984

Siohan, Robert
La musique etrangere au XXe siecle
Paris: Presse Universitaire de France, 1984, 128 p.

Number of People : 67


 1983

Jeffers, Grant Lyle
Non-Narrative Music Drama : Settings by Virgil Thomson, Ned Rorem, and Earl Kim of Plays by Gertrude Stein and Samuel Beckett.
UCLA. 1983. Ph.D. 168 p.
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: 44-3201A

Number of People : 1


 1983

Press, Jaques Cattell
Who's who in American music : classical
First edition
Edited by Jaques Cattell Press
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983

Number of People : 6,738


 1983

Levy, Alan
Musical nationalism : American composers' search for identity
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1983, 168 p.

Number of People : 3


 1983

Composium annual index of contemporary compoitions
Directory of new music 1982/83 edition
Los Angeles: Crystal Record, 1983

Number of People : 1,324


 1982

Tommasini, Anthony Carl
The Portraits for Piano by Virgil Thomson.
Boston University School for the Arts. 1982. D.M.A. 219 p.
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: 43-970A

Number of People : 1


 1982

Tommasini, Anthony Carl
The portraits for piano by Virgil Thomson
Boston University School for the Arts. 1982. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Hammar, Sigvard
Virgil Thomson : en paradoxernas man.
Nutida Musik. 26 (1982/83), Nr. 1, S. 40-42.
       Mit Abb.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Anderson, E. Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
Second edition
Compiled by E. Ruth Anderson
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982, 578 p.

Number of People : 3,986


 1982

Holmes, John L.
Conductors on record
London: Victor Gollancz, 1982, 734 p.

Number of People : 1,800


 1981

Friedberg, Ruth C.
American art song and American poetry
Vol. II: voices of maturity
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981, 225 p.

Number of People : 22


 1981

Rockwell, John
Thomson, Virgil
A Virgil Thomson reader.
With an introduction by John Rockwell.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1981. X, 582 S.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1981

Thomson, Virgil
Rockwell, John
A Virgil Thomson reader.
With an introduction by John Rockwell.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1981. X, 582 S.

Number of People : 1


 1981

Ewen, David
Composers since 1900
A biographical and critical guide
First supplement
Compiled and edited by David Ewen
New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1981, 328 p.

Number of People : 219


 1980

Performer Index : Conductors

p. 417-446 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Vol. 5: indexes
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1980, 664 p.

Number of People : 2,281


 1980

Comuzio, Ermanno
Film music lexicon
Amministrazione Provinciale di Pavia, 1980

Number of People : 570


 1980

Mordden, Ethan
A guide to orchestral music
The handbook for non-musicians
New York: Oxford University Press, 1980

Number of People : 92


 1980

Martin, William R.
Drossin, Julius
Music of the twentieth century
[by] William R. Martin and Julius Drossin
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980, 400 p.

Number of People : 69


 1980

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1980

Performer Index : Instrumentalists

p. 311-366 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Vol. 5: indexes
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1980, 664 p.

Number of People : 6,053


 1980

Press, Jaques Cattell
ASCAP biographical dictionary of composers, authors and publishers
Fourth edition
Compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and publishers by Jaques Cattell Press
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1980, 589 p.

Number of People : 8,161


 1979

Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


 1979

Smith, Norman
Band music notes
Revised edition
San Diego, California: Niel A. Kjos, Jr., 1979

Number of People : 262


 1979

Lacombe, Alain
Rocle, Claude
La musique du film
[par] Alain Lacombe et Claude Rocle
Paris: Editions Francis van der Velde, 1979, 516 p.

Number of People : 312


 1978

Ward, Kelly Mac
An analysis of the relationship between text and musical shape and an investigation of the relationship between text and surface rhythmic detail in "Four samts in three acts" by Virgil Thomson
Texas (Austin). 1978. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


 1978

Parlis, Vivian
Interviews with Virgil Thomson, 9/28/77 and 1/10/78. Tapes and transcripts are part of the project Oral History : American Music. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University, 1978.
-

Number of People : 1


 1978

Ward, Kelly Mac
An Analysis of the Relationship Between Text and Musical Shape and an Investigation of the Relationship Between Text and Surface Rhythmic Detail.
Texas (Austin). 1978. Ph.D. 387 p.
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: 39-3912A-13A

Number of People : 1


 1977

Anagnost, Dean Z.
The Choral Music of Virgil Thomson.
Columbia University Teachers College (New York). 1977. Ed.D. 200 p.
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: 38-962A-3A

Number of People : 1


 1977

Clarke, Garry E.
Essays on American music
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1977, 259 p.
      (Series: Contributions in American History; 62)

Number of People : 5


 1977

Anagnost, Dean Z.
The choral music of Virgil Thomson.
Columbia University Teachers College (New York). 1977. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


 1976

[Virgil Thomson]
Opera News, July, 1976, p. 17

Number of People : 1


 1976

Anderson, Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
1st ed.
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1976, 513 p.

Number of People : 3,758


 1976

Resch, Rita Marje
Carman, Judith E.
Gaeddert, William Kenneth
Art-song in the United States 1801-1976
An annotated bibliography
By Judith E. Carman, William K. Gaeddert, Rita M. Resch
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc., 1976, 308 p.

Number of People : 370


 1975

Sundstrom, Einar
Morin, Gosta
Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sohlman's musiklexikon
2. rev. och utvidgade uppl.
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl-Alan Moberg och Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, 1975-1979, 5 v.

Number of People : 10,962


 1974

Limbacher, James L.
Film music : from violins to video
Compiled and edited by James L. Limbacher
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974

Number of People : 4,664


 1974

Vinton, John
Dictionary of contemporary music
Edited by John Vinton
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974, 834 p.

Number of People : 1,053


 1974

Bull, Storm
Index to biographies of contemporary composers
Vol. II
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974, 567 p.

Number of People : 6,198


 1974

Rosner, Helmut
Bulling, Burchard
Frank, Paul
Noetzel, Florian
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon
Fortfuhrt von Burchard Bulling, Florian Noetzel, Helmut Rosner
Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1974
       Note: Zweiter Teil: Erganzungen und Erweiterungen seit 1937

Number of People : 16,276


 1974

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


 1973

Peatman, Mary
A New "Louisiana Story"
Pro Musica Sana, 2, No. 3 (Fall 1973), p. 7-11.
       Note: Analysis of a new soundtrack album.

Number of People : 1


 1972

American Composers' Concerts and Festivals of American Music 1925-71; cumulative repertoire
Institute of American Music of the University of Rochester
Rochester, NY: 1972, 75 p.

Number of People : 97

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1972

[Virgil Thomson]
Opera News, Apr 15, 1972, p. 12

Number of People : 1


 1971

Supplementary list

p. 141 In:
Krohn, Ernst C.
Century of Missouri music
Reprinted 1971 with a supplementary list of Missouri composers, musicians, and musicologists....
New York: Da Capo Press, 1971, 380 p.

Number of People : 327


 1971

Thomson, Virgil
Nabokov, Nicolas
American music since 1910
With an introduction by Nicolas Nabokov
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, 204 p.
      (Series: Twentieth century composers; volume 1)

Number of People : 105


 1970

Honneger, Marc
Dictionnaire de la musique
Publie sous la direction de Marc Honneger
Paris: Bordas, 1970-76

Number of People : 6,183


 1969

Ewen, David
European composers today
A biographical and critical guide
New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1969

Number of People : 212


 1968

Snyder, Robert L.
Pare Lorentz and the Documentary Film.
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press 1968

Number of People : 1


 1968

Edwards, Arthur C.
Music in the United States
Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, [1968], 179 p.

Number of People : 65


 1968

Ewen, David
The world of twentieth-century music
Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1968

Number of People : 149

More Details : (1 article)


 1967

Mellers, Wilfred Howard
[Review]
Musical Times, 108 (1967), S. 710-711.

Number of People : 1


 1967

Bellows, George Kent
Howard, John Tasker
A short history of music in America
By John Tasker Howard and George Kent Bellows
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967, 496 p.

Number of People : 151


 1967

Virgil Thompson.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967. X, 424, XIII S.
       Mit Abb.

Number of People : 1


 1967

Woodham, Ronald
[Review]
Music & Letters 48 (1967), S. 268-270.

Number of People : 1


 1967

Thomson, Virgil
Music reviewed, 1940-1954.
New York: Vintage Books 1967. XIV, 422 S.

Number of People : 1


 1967

Virgil Thomson.
London 1967.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1967

Schwartz, Elliott
Childs, Barney
Contemporary composers on contemporary music
Edited by Elliott Schwartz and Barney Childs
New York: Rinehart and Winston, 1967, 375 p.

Number of People : 33


 1967

Hansen, Peter S.
An introduction to twentieth century music
Second edition
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1967

Number of People : 24


 1966

Chase, Gilbert
The American composer speaks.
A historical anthology, 1770-1965
Edited by Gilbert Chase
Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1966, 318 p.

Number of People : 30


 1966

Chase, Gilbert
The American composer speaks.
A historical anthology, 1770-1965
Edited by Gilbert Chase
New Orleans: Louisiana State University Press, 1966, 318 p.

Number of People : 30


 1966

Frankenstein, Alfred
A modern guide to symphonic music
By Alfred Frankenstein.
New York: Meredith Press, [c1966], xvii, 667 p.

Number of People : 61


 1966

Thomson, Virgil
Virgil Thomson
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966, 424 p.

Number of People : 1


 1966

Thomson, Virgil
Virgil Thomson
New York: A. A. Knopf 1966. X, 424, Xm S.

Number of People : 1


 1966

[Virgil Thomson]
Opera News, Mar 5, 1966, p. 9
       Note: views on opera

Number of People : 1


 1964

Bull, Storm
Index to biographies of contemporary composers
New York: Scarecrow Press, 1964, 405 p.

Number of People : 5,157


 1963

Machlis, Joseph
American composers of our time
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1963

Number of People : 16


 1962

Machlis, Joseph
Introduction to contemporary music
By Joseph Machlis
New York: W.W. Norton, 1962

Number of People : 71


 1962

Hoover, Kathleen
Cage, John
Virgil Thomson, sa vie, sa musique
Paris: BuchetChastel 1962. 345 S.
       Mit Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1


 1962

Thomson, Virgil
The State of Music. Second revised edition
New York: Random House, 1962
       Note: includes the same chapter, pp. 157-71.

Number of People : 1


 1961

Wolf, Robert E.
Current Chronicle : France.
Musical Quarterly, 47, no. 3 (1961): 400-07.
       musical examples

Number of People : 1

Descriptive note


 1961

[Virgil Thomson]
Opera News, Mar 11, 1961, p. 9
       Note: discusses contemporary music

Number of People : 1


 1960

Copland, Aaron
Copland on music
By Aaron Copland
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1960, 285 p.

Number of People : 13


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