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The composer on screen : essays on classical music biopics

Author: Paul Fryer
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which composers have been depicted in film and what audiences have taken away from such depictions. Beginning with some of the earliest silent film examples these essays range from the 12th century up to the 20th century"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fryer
ISBN: 9780786499656 0786499656
OCLC Number: 1005196272
Description: vi, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Composers on screen and on stage: a comparison / Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrøfe --
Orpheus in the movie world: Offenbach on film / Laurence Senelick --
The dance of the seven veils / Pierre Bellemare --
Verdi: a life in three movies / Paul Fryer --
Sisters of faith and genius: Hildegard von Bingen and Nannerl Mozart / Carmen Gorgichuk --
Le roi danse (the king dances) / Pierre Bellemare --
Hagiography or realism: Wagner bio-pics / F. Jane Schopf --
Staging gender and genius in James Lapine's Impromptu / Lindsay Brandon Hunter --
Picturing the cradle: Blitzstein as memory, Blitzstein as comedy / John Patrick Bray --
Cole Porter's fabulous film lives: Night and day and De-lovely / Ellen M. Peck --
La symphonie fantastique / Pierre Bellemare --
Robert Schumann: a double vision / John C. Tibbetts --
All that jazz: George Gershwin, American mythology and Rhapsody in blue / Samuel J. Umland --
Elgar and Delius / Nesta Jones --
Picturing the composer / Gary Yershon.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Fryer ; foreword by Russell Jackson.

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"Informative and thought-provoking...will send both music and movie aficionados searching for these films to experience or re-experience."--Pop Culture Classics.

 
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