Randall Thompson - 1936

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 389,390:

But I don’t want to stop without telling you what I hinted at in the Town Hall, namely: that I enjoyed and admired the Overture to White Wings very, very much. It is just the sort of music that it should be and the sort that you should write. I was a little surprised at its shortness, but that is perhaps the fault of the title Overture. It is more an Introduction to Act I and if called that (or something similar) would seem just the right length, which it undoubtedly is in its role of starting this going. It seemed very well suited to the story, the period and the stage. It all sounded and I…   more >>
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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. 389,390. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424774032718 accessed: 7 July, 2022

Listeners

Randall Thompson
Composer
1899-1984

Listening to

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Overture to White Wings, Chamber opera, text by Philip Barry (1935)
written by Douglas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Randall Thompson to Douglas Moore, Concord, Mass., April 22, 1936.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:33:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:40:59 +0000