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The Resource Understanding the leitmotif : from Wagner to Hollywood film music, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull

Understanding the leitmotif : from Wagner to Hollywood film music, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull

Label
Understanding the leitmotif : from Wagner to Hollywood film music
Title
Understanding the leitmotif
Title remainder
from Wagner to Hollywood film music
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Bribitzer-Stull
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The musical leitmotif, having reached a point of particular forcefulness in the music of Richard Wagner, has remained a popular compositional device up to the present day. In this book, the author explores the background and development of the leitmotif, from Wagner to the Hollywood adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series. Analyzing both concert music and film music, he explains what the leitmotif is and establishes it as the union of two aspects: the thematic and the associative. He goes on to show that Wagner's Ring cycle provides a leitmotivic paradigm, a model from which we can learn to better understand the leitmotif across style periods. Arguing for a renewed interest in the artistic merit of the leitmotif, the author reveals how uniting meaning, memory, and emotion in music can lead to a richer listening experience and a better understanding of dramatic music's enduring appeal.--
Assigning source
From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
781.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1700
LC item number
.B796 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Understanding the leitmotif : from Wagner to Hollywood film music, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Introduction: the leitmotif problem -- pt. I. MUSICAL THEMES -- 2. Motive, phrase, melody, and theme -- 3. Thematic development, thematic identity: musical themes and the prototype model -- pt. II. MUSICAL ASSOCIATION -- 4.The phenomenon of musical association -- 5. Piece specifics, cultural generics, and associative layering -- 6. From Nibelheim to Hollywood: the associativity of harmonic progression -- pt. III. LEITMOTIFS IN CONTEXT -- 7. The paradigm of Wagner's Ring -- 8. Leitmotif in Western art music outside The Ring -- 9. The modern-day leitmotif: associative themes in contemporary film music
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9781107098398
Lccn
2014043069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)894491924
Label
Understanding the leitmotif : from Wagner to Hollywood film music, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Introduction: the leitmotif problem -- pt. I. MUSICAL THEMES -- 2. Motive, phrase, melody, and theme -- 3. Thematic development, thematic identity: musical themes and the prototype model -- pt. II. MUSICAL ASSOCIATION -- 4.The phenomenon of musical association -- 5. Piece specifics, cultural generics, and associative layering -- 6. From Nibelheim to Hollywood: the associativity of harmonic progression -- pt. III. LEITMOTIFS IN CONTEXT -- 7. The paradigm of Wagner's Ring -- 8. Leitmotif in Western art music outside The Ring -- 9. The modern-day leitmotif: associative themes in contemporary film music
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9781107098398
Lccn
2014043069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)894491924

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