Beautiful Monsters: Imagining the Classic in Musical Media / Edition 1

Beautiful Monsters: Imagining the Classic in Musical Media / Edition 1

by Michael Long
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520228979

ISBN-13: 9780520228979

Pub. Date: 10/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

"A virtuoso performance. In this work of vastly erudite cultural imagination, Long both dazzles and illuminates. He has fashioned, in elegant prose, a thrilling mosaic of critical interpretation, one that is assured a central place on the leading edge of music scholarship."—Albin Zak, author of The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks Making

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"A virtuoso performance. In this work of vastly erudite cultural imagination, Long both dazzles and illuminates. He has fashioned, in elegant prose, a thrilling mosaic of critical interpretation, one that is assured a central place on the leading edge of music scholarship."—Albin Zak, author of The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks Making Records

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520228979
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Series:
California Studies in 20th-Century Music Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. 1 Registering the Classic

1 The Expressive Vernacular 11

2 Making Overtures 44

3 Yiddishkeit and the Musical Ethics of Cinema 73

Pt. 2 Envisioning the Classic

4 Hearing Monsters 109

5 The Fantastic, the Picturesque, and the Dimensions of Nostalgia 121

6 Listening in Dark Places 157

7 Concertos, Symphonies, Rhapsodies (and an Opera) 196

Conclusion: Sitting Down with Mnemosyne 233

Notes 241

Selected Bibliography 287

Index 299

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