Pride & Prejudice: Musical Treatment of the Classical Literature Story Preserving the Spirit of The Historical Époque While Reaching a Contemporary Flavor to Touch Present Day Audiences

Pride & Prejudice: Musical Treatment of the Classical Literature Story Preserving the Spirit of The Historical Époque While Reaching a Contemporary Flavor to Touch Present Day Audiences

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Abstract

The story of Pride and Prejudice is based on Jane Austin’s 1813 novel which leads the viewer back to the late 18 century society. In relation to this fact and classical conception of the movie Beethoven’s early piano sonatas became a point of reference for the score to Pride and Prejudice. Nevertheless, Dario Marianelli abandons historical correctness for a more intimate and emotional treatment of the story when needed. The spirit of the historical époque is thus preserved while a contemporary flavor intended to touch present day audiences is pursued. The architecture of the score and the employment of themes and their character will be analyzed in the following text. This will bring a closer insight of how Dario Marianelli uses classical musical material while giving it a contemporary character when desirable.

Publication Date

7-1-2015

Campus

Valencia (Spain) Campus

Pride & Prejudice: Musical Treatment of the Classical Literature Story Preserving the Spirit of The Historical Époque While Reaching a Contemporary Flavor to Touch Present Day Audiences

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