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Béla Bartók essays

Author: Béla Bartók; Benjamin Suchoff
Publisher: Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, 1992, ©1976.
Series: A Bison book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world knows Béla Bartók as a composer. The essays contained in this voluminous compilation disclose a side of the great Hungarian previously known to relatively few persons: Bartók the man of letters. Theorist, performer, collector, scholar, and composer, Béla Bartók is internationally renowned as one of the most important and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Throughout his life he wrote  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Béla Bartók; Benjamin Suchoff
ISBN: 080326108X 9780803261082
OCLC Number: 27725853
Notes: Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1976. (The New York Bartók Archive studies in musicology ; no. 8).
Description: xvi, 567 pages : illustrations, music, 1 portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I : The investigation of musical folklore --
Part II : National folk music. American-British ; Arabic ; Bulgarian; Hungarian ; Rumanian ; Slovak ; Turkish ; Yugoslav --
Part III : Comparative musical folklore --
Part IV : Book reviews and polemics --
Part V : Musical instruments --
Part VI : The relation between folk music and art music --
Part VII : The life and music of Béla Bartók --
Part VIII : On music and musicians.
Series Title: A Bison book
Responsibility: selected and edited by Benjamin Suchoff.

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Features essays, which disclose a side of the great Hungarian known to relatively few persons: Bartok the man of letters. These essays deal with a range of interests: folk music and musical folklore,  Read more...

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