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  1. American Music Since 1910 (1971)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  2. The Art of Judging Music (1948)
    2 Reviews
  3. The Art of Judging Music
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1947, pp. 73-75
  4. [+]
    Berlioz, Boulez, and Piaf (3 Reviews)
    The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, by David Cairns and Hector Berlioz
    1. The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz by David Cairns and Hector Berlioz
    2. Berlioz and the Romantic Century by Jacques Barzun
    3. Edith Piaf by Simone Berteaut and Edith Piaf
    The New York Review of Books, January 29, 1970, pp. 3-7
  5. [+]
    Cage and the Collage of Noises (4 Reviews)
    Notations, by John Cage
    1. Notations by John Cage
    2. A Year from Monday by John Cage
    3. Silence by John Cage
    4. Virgil Thomson by Kathleen O. Hoover and John Cage
    The New York Review of Books, April 23, 1970, pp. 9-14
  6. Music
    Ending the Great Tradition
    Encounter, January 1959, pp. 64-67
  7. Symposium
    The Expatriate Tradition "Then and Now"
    The Paris Review, Winter 1964, pp. 158-169
  8. Mid-Month Recordings
    From "Regina" to "Juno"
    The Saturday Review, May 16, 1959, p. 82
  9. [+]
    A Good Writer (Review)
    Janet Flanner's World, by Irving Drutman and Janet Flanner
    1. Janet Flanner's World by Irving Drutman and Janet Flanner
    The New York Review of Books, January 24, 1980, pp. 6-8
  10. Is Reviewing Fun?
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1947, pp. 406-409
  11. The Ives Case
    The New York Review of Books, May 21, 1970, pp. 9-11
  12. Jazz
    The American Mercury, August 1924, pp. 465-466
  13. John Cage Late and Early
    The Saturday Review, January 30, 1960, p. 38
  14. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 11, 1969, pp. 44-48
  15. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 12, 1970, pp. 52-56
  16. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 3, 1970, pp. 35-40
  17. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 1, 1971, pp. 39-44
  18. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 3, 1971, p. 40
  19. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 7, 1971, pp. 41-44
  20. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 23, 1975, pp. 42-48
  21. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 29, 1976, pp. 44-48
  22. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 15, 1989, pp. 58-64
  23. Music
    Looking Back on a Decade
    Encounter, November 1960, pp. 47-50
  24. [+]
    Looking for the Lost Generation (Review)
    Published in Paris, by Hugh D. Ford
    1. Published in Paris by Hugh D. Ford
    The New York Review of Books, February 19, 1976, pp. 42-43
  25. [+]
    Making Black Music (6 Reviews)
    Bird Lives!, by Ross Russell
    1. Bird Lives! by Ross Russell
    2. Black Music: Four Lives by A.B. Spellman
    3. Black Music by LeRoi Jones
    4. Black Nationalism and the Revolution in Music by Frank Kofsky
    5. Reflections on Afro-American Music by Dominique-Rene de Lerma
    6. Black Talk by Ben Sidran
    The New York Review of Books, October 17, 1974, pp. 14-15
  26. Music Does Not Flow
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1981, pp. 47-51
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    The Music Flows with the Stream (Review)
    Songs of the Rivers of America, by Carl Carmer
    1. Songs of the Rivers of America by Carl Carmer
    The Saturday Review, January 30, 1943, p. 30
  28. Music, Right and Left (1951)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  29. The Musical Scene (1945)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  30. Music's Tradition of Constant Change
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1959, pp. 84-91
  31. The New Musical Mountebankery
    The New Republic, October 21, 1925, p. 226
  32. Paris between the Wars
    The Paris Review, Spring 1994, pp. 283-303
  33. [+]
    Scenes from Show Biz (Review)
    Run-Through, by John Houseman
    1. Run-Through by John Houseman
    The New York Review of Books, May 4, 1972, pp. 38-39
  34. The Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson (1988)
    2 Reviews
  35. The State of Music (1939)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  36. Two Appraisals of the Arts in America
    I: Music in the 1950s
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1960, pp. 59-62
  37. [+]
    Untold Tales (2 Reviews)
    Without Stopping, by Paul Bowles
    1. Without Stopping by Paul Bowles
    2. The Thicket of Spring by Paul Bowles
    The New York Review of Books, May 18, 1972, pp. 35-36
  38. [+]
    Varese, Xenakis, Carter (4 Reviews)
    Edgard Varese, by Fernand Ouellette
    1. Edgard Varese by Fernand Ouellette
    2. A Looking-Glass Diary, Vol. I: 1883-1928 by Louise Varese
    3. Formalized Music by Iannis Xenakis
    4. Flawed Words and Stubborn Sounds by Allen Edwards
    The New York Review of Books, August 31, 1972, pp. 19-21
  39. [+]
    A Very Difficult Author (6 Reviews)
    Gertrude Stein in Pieces, by Richard Bridgman
    1. Gertrude Stein in Pieces by Richard Bridgman
    2. Gertrude Stein on Picasso by Edward Burns and Gertrude Stein
    3. Gertrude Stein and the Present by Allegra Stewart
    4. The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and Her World by John Malcolm Brinnin
    5. Gertrude Stein: Her Life and Work by Elizabeth Sprigge
    6. Gertrude Stein: A Biography of Her Work by Donald Sutherland
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1971, pp. 3-7
  40. Virgil Thomson (1966)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  41. A Virgil Thomson Reader (1981)
    4 Reviews
  42. What is Quality in Music?
    The New York Review of Books, June 19, 1969, pp. 32-33
  43. [+]
    Wickedly Wonderful Widow (Review)
    Staying on Alone, by Alice B. Toklas and Edward Burns
    1. Staying on Alone by Alice B. Toklas and Edward Burns
    The New York Review of Books, March 7, 1974, pp. 12-15
  44. Words and Music
    The New York Review of Books, April 13, 1989, p. 43
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