Virgil Thomson was and still is renowned for his musical 'portraits' of friends and famous personalities of the day. These 'Five Ladies' have been arranged for Violin and Piano.
Cynthia Kemper: Friend, from Kansas City, Missouri, a mother, a hostess and something of a grande dame
Anne Miracle: French, beauteous and sweet
Alice Tolkas: Writer, secretary, hostess and devoted companion to Gertrude Stein
Yvonne De Casa Fuerte: Violinist, Marseillaise by birth, Spanish by marriage, Franco-American by long musical experience
Mary Reynolds: Friend, from Minneapolis, bookbinder. Parisian - to avoid wartime arrest she walked across the Pyrenees.