Gertrude Stein


Top Five Interpreters of Gertrude Stein

Friday, June 27, 2014

Opera Theater of St. Louis premiered Ricky Ian Gordon's opera about Gertrude Stein. Gordon is only the latest composer to find a muse in Stein’s words and world; here are five others.

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Dramatic Readings Of Rejection Letters to Gertrude Stein, Andy Warhol, and Nirvana

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Scene: Concord
From New Hampshire Public Radio's Word of Mouth, hosted by Virginia Prescott

Since so many rejection letters feel utterly impersonal, we thought it would be fun to do dramatic readings of some of history's worst rejection letters — sent to Gertrude Stein, Nirvana, Andy Warhol, and a would-be artist for Disney (whose main shortcoming appears to be that she was female).

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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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