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Film d'Art and Saint-Saëns: Pioneers in creating art through silent film and music
by Perez, Abraham B., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 26; 1572846
Abstract (Summary)

Film d'Art, the French production company responsible for the development of Henri Lavédan's L'Assassinat du Duc de Guise (1908), demonstrated a forward-thinking vision for film and music. Through their innovations, the company combined many elements of cinematography with new standards for quality productions. This project report will investigate the goals of Film d'Art and its unusually high ambitions, standard music practices in the silent film era, the issues revolving around the instrumentation to Saint-Saëns' score to Henri Lavédan's L'Assassinat de Duc de Guise (1908), and the performance of my arrangement in a graduate recital.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hickman, Roger
Commitee: Barcellona, John, Goode-Castro, Helen, La Marca, Perry
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Cinematography, Film studies
Keywords: France, Saint-Saens, Camille
Publication Number: 1572846
ISBN: 978-1-321-48001-6
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