Paul Bowles first met Virgil Thomson in Paris in 1931, and they regularly visited with Gertrude Stein and other of her literary and artistic friends.

In November 1942, Paul Bowles became one of the music critics, working under composer and music critic Virgil Thomson at the New York Herald Tribune. Bowles resigned his job with that newspaper in December 1946.

Other photographs include the Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks; and pianist Bennett Lerner, who recorded some of Paul Bowles' music.


Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson, composer and music critic. Paul Bowles first met Thomson in Paris, France in 1931. Bowles worked later work for four years in the mid-1940s under Thomson as a music critic at the New York Herald Tribune.

Steffi Kiesler, Paul Bowles, Virgil Thomson, theatrical designer and architect Frederick Kiesler, and Jane Bowles, New York, early 1940s




Peggy Glanville-Hicks


The Australian composer and writer on music Peggy Glanville-Hicks' many compositions include the opera The Transposed Heads (1958) and the orchestral work Letters from Morocco (1952) as well as films and ballet scores.


Bennett Lerner

Pianist Bennett Lerner and Paul Bowles, Tangier, 1982



Examining the score of Paul Bowles's piano piece Oros� (listen to the sound clip), Tangier, 1982

Bennett Lerner with composer Phillip Ramey in London for recording sessions of Paul Bowles's music, 1985



Recording Paul Bowles's Sonatina for one of two Etcetera Records releases which Bowles credited with launching the revival of his music during the 1980s and 1990s; London 1985



Bennett Lerner at Aaron Copland's home, Rock Hill, Peekskill, NY, 1983

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