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Re: [ARSCLIST] Classical Music Imperiled: Can You Hear the Shrug?
Yes, Ligeti was very much alive when 2001 was filmed. Actually, he died
in 2006, 5 years after they found the monolith.
Mike Richter wrote:
Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
Classical Music Imperiled: Can You Hear the Shrug? By EDWARD ROTHSTEINIt is also worth noting that the reason classical music was often
film scores (or in music recommended to accompany silent films...) was
simply the fact that most of it was written before the era of
rights groups and publisher royalties...
Steven C. Barr
Even allowing for the overstatement - surely, only *one* of the
reasons - the above is at best questionable. "Classical" music has
been composed for and used in film from the era of silents through
2001 A Space Odyssey and beyond. Of course, there is always question
about which music is classical. However, much of the music used is in
copyright even if not composed explicitly for the film.
Needless to say, 'silent' films were not silent. Many had explicit
scores such as those composed by Charlie Chaplin and the masterworks
of Prokofiev for Eisenstein. Of course, most relied on improvisation
from the organist who would be more likely to use standard themes than
to quote either classical or popular tunes.