• Virgil Thomson
    American Composer & Author

Recent News

  • 31 Oct 2016

    Press Release: New Recording


    Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) has released a new recording of Thomson’s celebrated first opera Four Saints in Three Acts, with a libretto by Gertrude Stein, on their BMOP/Sound label. Artistic Director Gil Rose, in photo, conducts this luminous first recording of the recently-published critical edition of the score.
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  • 31 Aug 2016

    Book Review


    In this review of Library of America’s second volume of Virgil Thomson’s writings, The State of Music & Other Writings, chief classical music critic of the New York Times Anthony Tommasini reflects upon Thomson’s role in the American classical music industry. Mr. Tommasini offers a nuanced perspective on Thomson’s famously provocative writing, and on the inherent contradiction in being both an active composer and an important music critic concurrently. He leaves no doubt about the significant impact that Thomson had on the American music scene.
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  • 08 Jul 2016

    Recording Review


    The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano (Boston Globe).
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  • 03 Dec 2015

    Florestan Recital Project


    In anticipation of the release of their recording, The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano, Florestan Recital Project created this promotional video featuring commentary by Aaron Engebreth, Alison d’Amato and Scott Wheeler. Watch it now to learn more about this important recording, hailed in the Boston Globe as a “landmark contribution to musical culture”.
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Featured Music

Listen to an excerpt from the new recording of Virgil Thomson’s opera Four Saints in Three Acts performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project with vocal soloists and chorus: Act I: Tableau IV - Tableau V.

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Listen to a track from the new recording The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano by Florestan Recital Project: “A Prayer to Saint Catherine” performed by William Hite, tenor and Linda Osborn, piano.

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