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The Resource Beautiful monsters : imagining the classic in musical media, Michael Long

Beautiful monsters : imagining the classic in musical media, Michael Long

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Beautiful monsters : imagining the classic in musical media
Title
Beautiful monsters
Title remainder
imagining the classic in musical media
Statement of responsibility
Michael Long
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beautiful Monsters explores the ways in which "classical" music made its way into late twentieth-century American mainstream culture - in pop songs, movie scores, and print media. Beginning in the 1960s, Michael Long's entertaining and illuminating book surveys a complex cultural field and draws connections between "classical music" (as the phrase is understood in the United States) and selected "monster hits" of popular music. Addressing such wide-ranging subjects as surf music, Yiddish theater, Hollywood film scores, Freddie Mercury, Alfred Hitchcock, psychedelia, rap, disco, and video games, Long proposes a holistic musicology in which disparate musical elements might be brought together in dynamic and humane conversation. Beautiful Monsters considers the ways in which critical commonplaces like nostalgia, sentiment, triviality, and excess might be applied with greater nuance to musical media and media reception. It takes into account twentieth-century media's capacity to suggest visual and acoustical depth and the redemptive possibilities that lie beyond the surface elements of filmic narrative or musical style, showing us what a truly global view of late twentieth-century music in its manifold cultural and social contexts might be like."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1952-
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Long, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
California studies in 20th-century music
Series volume
10
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  • Popular music and art music
  • Popular music
  • Motion picture music
Label
Beautiful monsters : imagining the classic in musical media, Michael Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-298) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Registering the Classic
  • 1.
  • Expressive Vernacular.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Making Overtures.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Yiddishkeit and the Musical Ethics of Cinema.
  • p. 73
  • Pt. 2.
  • Envisioning the Classic
  • 4.
  • Hearing Monsters.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • Fantastic, the Picturesque, and the Dimensions of Nostalgia.
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Listening in Dark Places.
  • p. 157
  • 7.
  • Concertos, Symphonies, Rhapsodies (and an Opera).
  • p. 196
  • Conclusion: Sitting Down with Mnemosyne.
  • p. 233
  • Notes.
  • p. 241
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 287
  • Index.
  • p. 299
Control code
ocn184982489
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 311 p.
Isbn
9780520228979
Lccn
2007051009
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Beautiful monsters : imagining the classic in musical media, Michael Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-298) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Registering the Classic
  • 1.
  • Expressive Vernacular.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Making Overtures.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Yiddishkeit and the Musical Ethics of Cinema.
  • p. 73
  • Pt. 2.
  • Envisioning the Classic
  • 4.
  • Hearing Monsters.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • Fantastic, the Picturesque, and the Dimensions of Nostalgia.
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Listening in Dark Places.
  • p. 157
  • 7.
  • Concertos, Symphonies, Rhapsodies (and an Opera).
  • p. 196
  • Conclusion: Sitting Down with Mnemosyne.
  • p. 233
  • Notes.
  • p. 241
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 287
  • Index.
  • p. 299
Control code
ocn184982489
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 311 p.
Isbn
9780520228979
Lccn
2007051009
Other physical details
ill.

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