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The Great Composers Portrayed on Film, 1913 Through 2002

The Great Composers Portrayed on Film, 1913 Through 2002 (Paperback)

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This book is a comprehensive filmography of biographical films featuring the lives of the great classical composers, including any figures whose music is likely to be performed in the concert hall or opera stage. A few of the performances analyzed are Richard Burton as Richard Wagner, Cornel Wilde as Frederic Chopin, Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven, Tom Hulce as Mozart, and Katharine Hepburn as Clara Schumann. Arranged in alphabetical order by composer's name, each section begins with a brief evaluation of the individual and then analyzes the feature films portraying the composer. Emphasis is given to the factual accuracy of the screenplay, the validity of the portrayal, and the film's presentation of the composer's music. The work also includes full film credits and recommended documentaries about each composer. Two appendices support the text, one listing films about fictional composers and the other listing composers on series television. The work is illustrated with stills and posters and concludes with a full index.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm guides & reviewsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 25/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9780786445868  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The late Charles P. Mitchell was a professional librarian and served two terms as chairman of the Southern Maine Library District. He wrote major film articles for Classic Images, Filmfax, Big Reel and Videoscope. He lived in Millinocket, Maine. His writings about music appeared in High Fidelity, The Listening Post, Goldmine, The Forecaster, and The Music Box. He also hosted radio shows about classical music in New York City and Portland, Maine.

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