Topic: memory. Music has a special ability to trigger memories. DTPOT, ‘our tune’, was introduced more or less as a joke in music psychology, but is now a technical term. It is also an inexhaustible dramaturgical tool in film, opera etc.
Umberto Eco, Casablanca, or, the Clichés Are Having a Ball. In S. Maasik and J. Solomon (eds). Signs of Life in the U.S.A.: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers. Bedford, 1994.
John Booth Davies. The Psychology of Music. Hutchinson, 1978.
Music and sound quotations:
Casablanca (film). Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart. Warner Brothers 1943
H. Hupfeld, As Time Goes By. Piano*
S. Fain, You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me. Frank Sinatra. Songs for Swinging Lovers, Capitol 1956.
G. Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perles, duet Au fond du temple saint. Jussi Björling, Robert Merrill. HMV 1954
G. Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perles, Ah! Adieu! Janine Micheau, Nicolai Gedda, Ernest Blanc, Théâtre National De L’Opéra-Comique, Pierre Dervaux. EMI 1961
*Piano: Lodewijk Muns
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