Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reclaiming Late-Romantic MusicSinging Devils and Distant Sounds$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Franklin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520280397

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520280397.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 15 October 2019

Late-Romanticism Meets Classical Music at the Movies

Late-Romanticism Meets Classical Music at the Movies

Chapter:
(p.110) Chapter 5 Late-Romanticism Meets Classical Music at the Movies
Source:
Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music
Author(s):

Peter Franklin

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0005

This chapter introduces a link between late-romantic European opera and the mass entertainment of film, powered not least by the emigration to America in the 1930s of some key Jewish composers, who were escaping Nazism. Rather than being the graveyard of German musical idealism, Hollywood's linkage of film with music proves to have “realized” the programmatic and bodily and visualized character of late-romantic music, while often directly thematizing musical experience (not the least of which is late-romantic music, like that of Tchaikovsky). The link between late-romantic music by Korngold or Max Steiner and cinematic narrative in the period is explored in relation to the phenomenon of film versions of popular novels, like Gone with the Wind, but also of Now, Voyager or King's Row.

Keywords:   film, Hollywood, musical experience, Korngold, Max Steiner, narrative, popular novels

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.