Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Film Scores: Keeping the Flame of Musical Romanticism Alive

Thomas Shoebotham

Presented at: OCON 2018

Date: Jun 29, 2018

The growing use of atonality and serialism and other avant-garde procedures that were virtually required of “serious” composers after World War II often made it difficult for members of the audience to find and follow any sense of musical narrative and direction in many new works. During this same time, a number of talented composers found an ideal outlet for their desire to continue and build upon the musical practices of the 19th and early 20th centuries by composing for movies. In part 1, we examine the first generation of composers who followed this path, up through the early 1950s.


Parts: 3

Handout: none


  • Not yet available