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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Virgil Thomson
RLIN number: NXCP88-A12
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; childhood in Kansas City; study with Nadia Boulanger; comparison of university and conservatory-oriented musical education systems; the process of writing music, working methods; musical theater in the United States; limitations of electronic music.
Extent: Transcript: 107 leaves, Tape: 2 reels
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Yale School of Music. Original oral history held by: Yale University School of Music, New Haven, CT 06520.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Thomson, Virgil, 1896-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Composer; Music critic
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Perlis, Vivian
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Composers; Composition (Music); Music--Instruction and study
Topics discussed - Other terms: Electronic music; Music critics; Thomson, Virgil, 1896-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019061-14504