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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|ISBN:||0520046048 9780520046047 0520067479 9780520067479|
|Description:||xviii, 342 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||The musical language of Bartók : historical backgrounds. Folk- and art-music sources ; Orientation toward French, Russian, and Folk-music sources : nonfunctional bases in pentatonic, modal, and whole-tone constructions ; Use of symmetrical pitch collections by Russian, French, and Hungarian composers ; Russian nationalists : symmetrical properties of the dominant-ninth chord ; Russian nationalists, Debussy, and Stravinsky : symmetrical properties of nontraditional as well as traditional (pentatonic and modal) pitch constructions ; Russian nationalists, Scriabin, and Kodaly : symmetrical partitions of the octatonic scale ; Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germanic influences : symmetrical organization of chromatically related keys ; The Schoenberg school : symmetrical formations as the basis of progression in free-atonal compositions ; Berg and Webern : total systematization of the concepts of the interval cycle and inversional symmetry in dodecaphonic serial compositions --
Harmonization of authentic folk tunes --
Symmetrical transformation of the folk modes --
Basic principles of symmetrical pitch construction --
Construction, development, and interaction of intervallic cells --
Tonal centricity based on axes of symmetry --
Interaction of diatonic, octatonic, and whole-tone formations --
Generation of interval cycles.