Early And As Remembered

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1 Prelude: IN PARIS 4:17 $1.49 Buy
2 Valse Gregoienne 2:40 $1.49 Buy
3 Preciosillo 4:09 $1.49 Buy
4 Three Portaits: Madame Dubost Chez Elle 0:46 $1.49 Buy
5 Three Portraits: Clair Leonard'S Profile 0:59 $1.49 Buy
6 Three Portraits: Russell Hitchcock, Reading 1:14 $1.49 Buy
7 Three Portraits: Five Phrases From The Sing Of Solomon 4:40 $1.49 Buy
8 Four New England Portraits: A Day-Dream: A Portrait Of Herbert Whiting: AT HOME AND ABROAD 1:48 $1.49 Buy
9 Four New England Portraits: Meditation: A Portait Of Jere Abbott 1:45 $1.49 Buy
10 Four New England Portraits: Hymn: A Portrait Of Josiah Marvel 1:39 $1.49 Buy
11 Four New England Portraits: The Hunt Hymn: A Portrait Of A.E. Austin 1:22 $1.49 Buy
12 Three French Boys: Portrait Of Claude Biais 1:19 $1.49 Buy
13 Three French Boys: A French Boy Of Ten: Louis Lange 0:58 $1.49 Buy
14 Three French Boys: Maurice Bavoux: Young And Alone 2:02 $1.49 Buy
15 Three Parision Portraits: Poltergeist: A Portrait Of Hans Arp 0:55 $1.49 Buy
16 Three Parisian Portraits: Aria: A Portrait Of Germaine Hugnet 3:07 $1.49 Buy
17 Three Parisian Portraits: Swiss Waltz: A Portrait Of Sophie Tauber-Arp 2:14 $1.49 Buy
18 At The Beach: AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL 5:25 $1.49 Buy
19 Peter Monro Jack: Scottish Memories 2:12 $1.49 Buy
20 Homage To Marya Freund And To The Harp 1:24 $1.49 Buy
21 Five Shakespeare Songs: 1. 'Was This Fair Fave The Casue?'; 2. 'Take, O, Take Those Lips Away'; 3. ' 11:31 44.1/16 Album only
22 Man Of Iron: A Portrait Of Will Eisenhart 2:17 $1.49 Buy
23 The Courtship Of The Yongly Bongly Bo 7:23 44.1/16 Album only
24 Dr. Marvel Rock: Making A Decision 1:20 $1.49 Buy
25 Mally Davies: Terminations 0:56 $1.49 Buy
26 Jone Bowles: Early And As Remebered 2:06 $1.49 Buy

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For Thomson's generation, the musical background of educated families was still mostly German, consisting of the local piano teacher, the church organ, folk songs in school, minstrel songs, ragtime and possibly a local conservatory. Annual musical events consisted of visits by the Sousa Band, the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, and traveling virtuosi like Paderewski, Busoni and Jenny Lind.

After World War I, Thomson came under French influence at Harvard, where he studied with Edward Burlingame Hill and Archibald T. Davison, who had both studied with Widor. In 1921, on a fellowship in Paris, he studied organ and counterpoint with Nadia Boulanger and met Satie. He stayed on in Paris from 1925-1940 and wrote his early music which was influenced by Satie and Stravinsky. His first opera, "Four Saints in Three Acts" (with text by Gertrude Stein) was a 'succes de scandale'. In the United States in 1940, his second opera, "The Mother of Us All" (text also by Stein) had richer colors, was more serious, and reflected America in its hymns and song styles. Thomson became very much his own man, but sometimes his musical language had a slight French accent and sometimes a Kansas City brogue. He was a composer with a fine ear who stubbornly refused to notate anything that he couldn't imagine with his inner ear. The result was a long list of clear and accessible scores always reflecting Thomson's personality and accessible to the general public when well performed. His musical personality is unique among 20th century composers.

--Otto Luening

"Collectively, these [26] pieces, none of which runs more than seven minutes, remain one of the minor treasures of the American musical legacy." - San Francisco Examiner