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


Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One. Registering the Classic
1. The Expressive Vernacular
2. Making Overtures
3. Yiddishkeit and the Musical Ethics of Cinema

Part Two. Envisioning the Classic
4. Hearing Monsters
5. The Fantastic, the Picturesque, and the Dimensions of Nostalgia
6. Listening in Dark Places
7. Concertos, Symphonies, Rhapsodies (and an Opera)

Conclusion: Sitting Down with Mnemosyne
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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