Virgil Thomson

Composer, Music Department, Soundtrack

Composer, Music Department, Soundtrack


One of the driving forces, both as critic and musician, of 20th century American music, Thomson studied music at both Harvard University and elsewhere in the Boston area before moving to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger in 1921. After spending a short time in his native land, he returned to Paris and remained there until 1940, working with many...
Birth date
1896-11-25
Death date
1989-09-30
Awards
1 win.

Known For


Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Composer (1948)
The Day After
The Day After
Music Department (1983)
The Goddess
The Goddess
Composer (1958)
Max Liebman Spectaculars
Max Liebman Spectaculars
Composer (1954)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ComposerUn siècle d'écrivains
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Is dead ou Portrait incomplet de Gertrud Stein (2000)
2000
ComposerKinsey Photographer
(TV Special)
1980
ComposerJourney to America
(Documentary)
1964
ComposerPower Among Men
(Documentary)
1959
ComposerThe Goddess1958
ComposerMax Liebman Spectaculars
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Sunday in Town (1954)
1954
ComposerOmnibus
(TV Series) (1 episode) - King Lear (1953)
1953
ComposerLouisiana Story1948
ComposerTuesday in November
(Documentary short)
1945
ComposerThe River
(Documentary short)
1938
ComposerThe Plow That Broke the Plains
(Documentary short)
1936
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentThe Day After
(TV Movie) (music from 'The River' by)
1983
Music departmentSuddenly an Eagle
(TV Movie documentary) (musical supervision)
1976
Music departmentHarvest
(Documentary short) (pre-recorded music)
1967
Music departmentThe Goddess
(conductor - uncredited)
1958
Music departmentOmnibus
(TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode) - King Lear (1953) ... (conductor)
1953
Music departmentThe Spanish Earth
(Documentary) (music arranger)
1937
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackPanorama Ephemera
(writer: "Excerpts from 'Tuesdays in November'")
2004
SoundtrackThe Day After
(TV Movie) ("Music from 'The River'")
1983
RoleTitleYear
ThanksHarvest
(Documentary short) (the producers wish to thank)
1967
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - George Gershwin Remembered (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(TV Special documentary) Self - Honoree
1983
SelfArena
(TV Series documentary) - Chelsea Hotel (1981)
1981
SelfGertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me
(Documentary) Self / composer
1970
SelfPoem Posters
(Short) Self
1966
SelfMúsica de América y España
(Documentary short) Self
1965
SelfLes heures chaudes de Montparnasse
(TV Series documentary) Self - Le groupe des six et la rue Huyghens (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfOmnibus
(TV Series) Self - Composer (segment "Preview of King Lear") - The Battler (1953) ... Self - Composer (segment "Preview of King Lear")
1953