Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson appears in the following:

Virgil Thomson on What Makes a Good Music Critic

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Virgil Thomson is the guest on this 1948 edition of The Reader's Almanac. Not Virgil Thomson the composer, though, but Virgil Thomson the critic, whose collection, The Art of Judging Music (1948), had just been published. 

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Virgil Thomson

Sunday, July 04, 1982

Bob Sherman repeats his interview with Virgil Thomson which was broadcast a few days before his 85th birthday. He opens the episode with a scratchy recording of "Capitals, Capitals," which was composed by Thomson and features him on the piano as well.

WNYC archives id: 70143


Interview with Virgil Thomson

Tuesday, February 17, 1948

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Interviewer is Warren Bower, Director of the Writing Center at NYU. Guest is Virgil Thomson. Discussion of Thomson's book: The Art of Judging Music. One knows definitely what Thomson thinks and ...