Virgil Thomson - 1939

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 379:

Besides which I have never thanked you for The Second Hurricane and for the book [What to Listen for in Music (1939)]. I now do so. And very sincerely indeed. The Hurricane in score is as satisfactory as it was in performance. It is a very beautiful work, a very rich work, touching, exciting, gay, and a real music-pleasure.
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 379. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424773520621 accessed: 27 January, 2022

Listeners

Virgil Thomson
critic, Composer
1896-1989

Listening to

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The Second Hurricane, Play-opera for high-school performance
written by Aaron Copland

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live

Notes

Letter from Virgil Thomson to Aaron Copland, Paris, March 20, 1939.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:25:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:39:13 +0000