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Page, Tim 1954-

Works: 127 works in 335 publications in 6 languages and 10,326 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  Interviews  Personal correspondence  Reviews  Music  Drama  Book reviews  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Interviewee, Contributor, Performer, Host, Moderator, Narrator, Singer
Classifications: PS3531.O936, B
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Most widely held works about Tim Page
Most widely held works by Tim Page
The Glenn Gould reader by Glenn Gould( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a pianist, Glenn Gould was both a showman and a high priest, an artist whose devotion to music was so great that he eschewed the distractions of live performance. That same combination of flamboyance and aesthetic rigor may be found in this collection of Gould's writings, which covers composers from Bach to Terry Riley, performers from Arthur Rubinstein to Petula Clark, and yields unfettered and often heretical opinions on music competitions, the limitations of live audiences, and the relationship between technology and art. Witty, emphatic, and finely honed, The Glenn Gould Reader presents its author in all his guises as an impassioned artist, an omnivorous listener, and an astute and deeply knowledgeable critic. The Glenn Gould Reader abounds with the literary voice of one of the most extraordinary musical talents of our time. Whether Gould's subject is Boulez, Stokowski, Streisand, or his own highly individual thoughts on the performance and creation of music, the reader will be caught up in his intensity, intelligence, passion and devotion. For those who never knew him, this book will be a particular treasure as a companion to his recordings and as the delicious discovery of a new friend
Knowing when to stop : a memoir by Ned Rorem( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He is among America's great living composers. His prose has won him distinction in literary circles. Now, in a revealing memoir covering his first twenty-eight years, ending in 1951 when his published diaries begin, but always with the perceptive wisdom and chagrin made inevitable by the intervening years, Ned Rorem analyzes his astonishing career
A state of wonder : the complete Goldberg variations 1955 & 1981 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

6 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set contains the 1955 performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations that won the young Glenn Gould world fame paired with the pianist's second, vastly different, recording of the same piece, which came out only days before he died in 1982
Selected letters of Virgil Thomson by Virgil Thomson( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Thomson : music chronicles, 1940-1954 by Virgil Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, in October 1940, the New York Herald Tribune named the composer Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) its chief music critic, the management of the paper braced itself for an uproar. Perhaps best known for his collaboration with librettist Gertrude Stein on the whimsically nonsensical "anti-opera" Four Saints in Three Acts, Thomson was notorious among conservative concertgoers as a leader of America's musical avant-garde and a maverick writer who delighted in unmasking the timidity, amateurism, and artistic pretensions of New York's music establishment. But controversy--together with wit, good writing, and critical authority--was exactly what the Herald Tribune was looking for. "Only such an assumption can explain," Thomson later concluded, "why a musician so little schooled in daily journalism, a composer so committed to the modern, and a polemicist so contemptuous as myself of music's power structure should have been offered a post of that prestige." in Virgil Thomson the Herald Tribune got its full share of controversy. It also got something American music journalism had not had before and has rarely had since: a critic who could describe from experience the sounds he hears, the presence and temperaments of the musician producing them, and the urgent matters of art, culture, tradition, talent, and taste that a musician's performance embodies, all in a signature style that charmed a wide readership. "Thomson was open to every stylistic persuasion," John Rockwell of The New York Times has written, and he "concerned himself with music that most music critics didn't consider music at all--jazz, folk, gospel. ... He wrote with enthusiasm and perception about the new music he liked, sweeping his readers along with him. By so doing, he built bridges--long dilapidated or never constructed--between music, the other arts, and the American intellectual community. Indeed, in his music and in his prose, he has given us as profound a vision of American culture as anyone has yet achieved." Music Chronicles 1940-1954 presents the best of Thomson's newspaper criticism as the author collected it in four books long out of print: The Musical Scene (1945), The Art of Judging Music (1948), Music Right and Left (1951), and Music Reviewed (1967). The volume is rounded out by a generous selection of other writings from the Herald Tribune years and, in an appendix, eight early essays in which Thomson announced the themes and developed the voice that would distinguish him as America's indispensable composer-critic.--
Dawn Powell : a biography by Tim Page( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the biggest mystery of Dawn Powell's life is the fact that when she died, all of her books were out of print. She seemed destined to be forgotten. Powell had come to New York City at the age of twenty-one, a gifted and ambitious young woman from a small-town in Ohio. There she lived, usually in some form of domestic uncertainty, for the next forty-seven years. But she always managed to maintain the fresh perspective of a "permanent visitor," exalting the multiplicity and sheer sensory overload of Manhattan. This is what she distilled into her extensive and impressive body of work: her poems, stories, articles, plays, and her dizzying and inventive novels
The unknown Sigrid Undset : Jenny and other works by Sigrid Undset( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection includes the great novel Jenny, two short stories and selected letters
The state of music & other writings by Virgil Thomson( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this second volume in the Library of America's definitive Virgil Thomson edition, Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page collects for the first time the great composer's four witty, incisive, and compulsively readable full-length works. Written with authority and élan, these classic books offer an engrossing tour of the tumultuous twentieth-century musical scene and Thomson's extraordinary career as one of the nation's foremost cultural critics. The volume opens with The state of music (1939), the book that made Thomson's name as a writer and won him a fourteen-year stint as chief music reviewer at the New York Herald Tribune. This feisty, often hilarious polemic, presented here in the extensively revised edition of 1962, surveys the challenges confronting the American composer attacks 'the philanthropic persons in control of our institutions' who were suspicious of new works by homegrown talent. For Aaron Copland, The state of music was not just 'the most original book on music that America has produced,' but 'the wittiest, the most provocative, the best written.' The best-selling autobiography Virgil Thomson (1966) is a gossipy tale of one musician's progress from unteachable smart aleck to revered elder statesman. It tells of an artistically precocious Kansas City boyhood, a demanding Harvard education, an apprenticeship in Paris between the wars, and a hard-won musical and literary maturity in New York. As narrator and protagonist, Thomson fascinates not only with his own story but also with those of his associates, collaborators, friends, and rivals, among them Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Nadia Boulanger, George Antheil, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, Pare Lorentz, John Houseman, and Orson Welles. Virgil Thomson is an authentic work of Americana and a first-rate, first-person history of the rise of modernism. American Music Since 1910 (1971) is a pocket guide to the music of Thomson's lifetime as told through brilliant biographical essays on its most accomplished makers, chief among them Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, Aaron Copland, Edgar Varèse, and John Cage. Thomson's final book, Music with Words (1989), is one that he was born to write: a handbook for composers on the fine art of musical prosody, the setting of texts to music. Rounding out the volume are thirty-two essays, speeches, and reviews--most of them previously uncollected--on subjects including Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, The New Grove Dictionary, and the jazz scene of the 1970s"--From publisher's web site (
The diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965 by Dawn Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries which document the life and work of Dawn Powell who wrote satirical novels about New York City society. Describes her friendships with John Dos Passos, Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, Malcolm Crowley, and many others
Dawn Powell at her best by Dawn Powell( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Dawn Powell, 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, 1913-1965 traces a writer's fifty-two-year journey from her childhood in a small Ohio town to the glitter of Manhattan cosmopolitan life." "Living most of her life in Greenwich Village, Powell supported herself as a writer through the Depression and two world wars while nursing an autistic son, an alcoholic husband, and her own parade of illnesses. In her correspondence we find the record of a life that produced fifteen novels, ten plays, and more than one hundred stories." "Letters to such luminaries as Edmund Wilson, John Dos Passos, and the legendary editor Max Perkins are filled with gossip and literary commentary; they also provide and in-depth look at Powell's own writing-in-progress and the events and ideas that obsessed her."--Jacket
Music from the road : views and reviews, 1978-1992 by Tim Page( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his debut fourteen years ago, Tim Page has established himself as one of our most original and perceptive music critics, and one of the very few to maintain a serious involvement with the music of our own time. Gathering many of Page's liveliest articles and interviews, Music from the Road introduces a remarkable critical sensibility to a wider audience while offering thought-provoking new perspectives on composers, performers, and trends that dominate the current scene
Four plays by Dawn Powell( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rounding out the book are two unpublished (and as yet unproduced) plays that Powell wrote in the late 1920s - the experimental, quasi-expressionist Women at Four O'Clock and a nostalgic bittersweet story of old New York, Walking Down Broadway, which director Erich von Stroheim would later adapt into the Hollywood film Hello, Sister!"--Jacket
Glenn Gould discusses his performances of the "Goldberg variations" with Tim Page by Glenn Gould( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenn Gould : a life in pictures( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenn Gould: A Life in Pictures is the first photographic treatment of the life of one of the greatest and most fascinating musicians of our time. This collection of more than 200 images includes a treasure trove of family pictures from the Glenn Gould Estate and rare photos from the CBC archives, Sony Classical and the National Library of Canada
Tim Page on music : views and reviews by Tim Page( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""From the beginning, it was my intention to infuse some of the passion, allusiveness, and occasional irreverence found in the best writing about jazz and rock into the realm of classical music criticism," Tim Page writes in the preface to this seminal collection of his music and cultural criticism. In sixty-five perceptive pieces, including some of the work that earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1997, Page offers what he calls "a collection of illumined moments," now gathered in a single volume for the wider audience who will treasure their insight, wit, and wisdom."
What's God got to do with it? : Robert G. Ingersoll on free thought, honest talk, and the separation of church and state by Robert Green Ingersoll( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) is one of the great lost figures in United States history, all but forgotten at just the time America needs him most. An outspoken and unapologetic agnostic, fervent champion of the separation of church and state, and tireless advocate of the rights of women and African Americans, he drew enormous audiences in the late nineteenth century with his lectures on "freethought." His admirers included Mark Twain and Thomas A. Edison, who said Ingersoll had "all the attributes of a perfect man" and went so far as to make an early recording of Ingersoll's voice. This new collection of Ingersoll's thought promises to put Ingersoll back where he belongs, in the forefront of independent American thought.--From publisher description
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
Carnegie Hall treasures by Tim Page( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnegie Hall Treasures is the story of the world's most famous musical institution. Ten thematic chapters?from vocalists, conductors, and composers to rock and folk performers?offer a wealth of visuals of the jazz, world, classical, and popular musicians who've graced the Carnegie Hall stages, accompanied by informative, entertaining anecdotes by Pulitzer Prize?winning music writer Tim Page and Carnegie Hall
Glenn Gould on television : the complete CBC broadcasts : 1954-1977( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, the dozens of film and television programs Gould made with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1954 to 1977 are collected in their entirety in Glenn Gould on Television : the complete CBC broadcasts. More than 19 hours of TV specials, concert performances, interviews and discussions collected on 10 DVDs make it possible to discover what Gould always considered some of his most significant and original life's work, most of which has not been seen since it was first telecast"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Knowing when to stop : a memoir
Knowing when to stop : a memoirDawn Powell : a biographyThe unknown Sigrid Undset : Jenny and other worksThe diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965Dawn Powell at her bestSelected letters of Dawn Powell, 1913-1965Music from the road : views and reviews, 1978-1992Four plays
Alternative Names
Page, Timmy 1954-

Tim Page gazetar amerikan

Tim Page journaliste américain

Tim Page (music critic) Amerikaans muziekcriticus

Tim Page periodista estadounidense

Tim Page periodista estatunidenc

Пэйдж, Тим 1954-

Тим Пейдж

טים פייג'

טים פייג' עיתונאי אמריקאי

تيم بيج صحفي أمريكي

ティム・ペイジ (音楽評論家)

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