Awards & Winners

Virgil Thomson

Date of Birth 25-November-1896
Place of Birth Kansas City
(United States of America, Missouri)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Thomson, Virgil
Profession Critic, Composer
Virgil Thomson was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a neoclassicist, a composer of "an Olympian blend of humanity and detachment" whose "expressive voice was always carefully muted" until his late opera Lord Byron which, in contrast to all his previous work, exhibited an emotional content that rises to "moments of real passion", and a neoromantic.

Awards by Virgil Thomson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Virgil Thomson.


National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
Honored for : A Virgil Thomson Reader


Pulitzer Prize for Music
Honored for : Louisiana Story