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Page, Tim 1954-

Works: 123 works in 308 publications in 6 languages and 10,032 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Interviews  Reviews  Music  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Interviewer, Other, Interviewee, Host, Commentator, Narrator, Moderator, Author of introduction, win, Performer, 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 )

34 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 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 729 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 694 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 )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 618 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 595 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 545 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 )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 528 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 488 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 )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 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 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Page covers a characteristically wide range of topics, from Irving Berlin's complex sweetness to Milton Babbitt's elegant ferocity, from Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's wild-woman glamour to Mitsuko Uchida's infinitely articulated restraint, from Pavarotti at the Garden to Sweeney Todd in the opera house. Special highlights are two moving profiles of Leonard Bernstein, a revealing survey of musical prodigies, a trenchant discussion of opera fanatics, and Page's famous Piano Quarterly interview with Glenn Gould. Other interviews offer surprising insights into the thought and works of Babbitt, John Gage, and, in a remarkable joint interview, Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Balancing an intimate knowledge of the music with an eternal capacity for being surprised, Page is an ideal guide to the new, the old, and the radically unexpected
Four plays by Dawn Powell( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From her college days onward, Dawn Powell, known primarily for her novels and her diaries and letters, dreamed of becoming a successful playwright. Indeed, over the course of four decades, she finished at least ten plays and was working on fashioning her novel, The Golden Spur into a musical comedy during her final illness. Only two of her plays were mounted during her lifetime, however. This volume contains both of those works - Big Night which was produced by the legendary Group Theater in 1933, and Jig Saw, which was staged by the Theater Guild the following year. These are fast-paced, blunt-spoken - and very funny - comedies that directly anticipate the hard-boiled satire of such novels as Turn, Magic Wheel and Angels on Toast
Glenn Gould : a life in pictures( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 269 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
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 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Page on music : views and reviews by Tim Page( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Page is tremendously versatile, a musical polymath in his interests and understanding. This collection includes both short pieces and longer articles, some about unique souls whom Page knew well and admired, including Glenn Gould and Otto Luening, and others about whom he feels strongly in other ways, among them Vladimir Horowitz. He takes readers along for closeup glimpses at Midori, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Dawn Upshaw, and Bobby McFerrin, as well as Frank Sinatra and Captain Beefheart, to name just a few."--Jacket
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 224 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 )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una actriz francesa vive su última noche en Hiroshima acompañada, en su habitación de hotel, por su amante japonés. Lo que podría ser una simple aventura es un momento de gran intensidad emocional y que le hace revivir un amor imposible que sucedió en Nevers (Francia) años atrás. La fugaz relación amorosa se convierte en un proceso introspectivo por el cual la mujer revela sus sentimientos íntimos y hace partícipe a su compañero de su reconstrucción del pasado, hasta ese instante oculto
Carnegie Hall treasures by Tim Page( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 119 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
William Kapell : a documentary life history of the American pianist by Tim Page( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 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)

ペイジ, ティム