Virgil Thomson Biography

Songwriter, Conductor, Critic (1896–1989)
Virgil Thomson was a composer, conductor and musical critic known for his work in opera.


Virgil Thomson wrote music in a variety of styles, including Gregorian chant, variations on Baptist hymns and neoclassicism, often combining traditional forms with contemporary techniques. His operas are among his best-known works, such as Four Saints in Three Acts and The Mother of Us All. He was also a music critic for the New York Herald Tribune and published collections of critical articles.

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