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Beautiful monsters : imagining the classic in musical media

Author: Michael Long
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Series: California studies in 20th-century music, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Long
ISBN: 9780520228979 0520228979 9780520257207 0520257200
OCLC Number: 184982489
Description: x, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Registering the classic. The expressive vernacular ; Making overtures ; Yiddishkeit and the musical ethics of cinema --
Part 2: Envisioning the classic. Hearing monsters ; The fantastic, the picturesque, and the dimensions of nostalgia ; Listening in dark places ; Concertos, symphonies, rhapsodies (and an opera) --
Conclusion: Sitting down with mnemosyne.
Series Title: California studies in 20th-century music, 10.
Responsibility: Michael Long.
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