American composer Virgil Thomson was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1896. He composed in almost every genre, won the Pulitzer Prize, and wrote film scores. He died in 1989 in New York.
Biography and portrait accompanying the Center's 1983 ceremonies. Includes analysis of his musical and writing talents and of his skill as critic and composer.
Brief biography, key works, suggested reading, timeline, recommended recordings, quotes, and historical and societal context from Humanities Web.
Biography and musical analysis from Classical Net's Basic Repertoire List includes links to related composers.
Biographical text accompanying the Alice Neel painting of the composer at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.
Find A Grave entry with birth and death dates, summary of life and works, portrait photograph, and interactive memorial.
Wikipedia entry with life, summary of works, internal references to related people and topics, and photograph.
Filmography at IMDb lists movies and television programs using his music. Includes biography and comments on his music criticism and his Pulitzer Prize winning film score.
Biographical sketch summarizing his musical style and genres with Naxos discography.
Entry at US Opera lists his three operas and one libretto and includes details of his final operatic work, Lord Byron.
Biography, key works, articles, review.
Summaries of his music and life with suggested links from Musicalics.
Official site. Includes biography, vignettes of his life and times, print and online resources, and works list plus information about the foundation and its grants.
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