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The Cambridge companion to Bartók

Author: Amanda Bayley
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This comprehensive, accessible guide to Bartók and his music contains up-to-date research by a new generation of Bartók scholars. Part I sets the cultural, social and political background in Hungary at the beginning of the twentieth century, and considers Bartók's research into folk music. Part II surveys his compositional output in all genres, relating changes in style to broad aesthetic issues, his folk music  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Bayley
ISBN: 0521660106 9780521660105 0521669588 9780521669580 9781139002219 113900221X
OCLC Number: 43706743
Language Note: English.
Description: xv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The political and cultural climate in Hungary at the turn of the twentieth century / Lynn Hooker --
Bartók and folk music / Stephen Erdely --
Bartók's orchestral music and the modern world / David Cooper --
The stage works : portraits of loneliness / Carl Leafstedt --
Vocal music : inspiration and ideology / Rachel Beckles Willson --
Piano music : teaching pieces and folksong arrangements / Victoria Fischer --
Piano music : recital repertoire and chamber music / Susan Bradshaw --
The piano concertos and sonata for two pianos and percussion / Nicky Losseff --
Works for solo violin and the viola concerto / Peter Laki --
The string quartets and works for chamber orchestra / Amanda Bayley --
Hungarian nationalism and the reception of Bartók's music, 1904-1940 / David E. Schneider --
Bartók in America / Malcolm Gillies --
Bartók reception in cold war Europe / Danielle Fosler-Lussier --
Analytical responses to Bartók's music : pitch organization / Ivan F. Waldbauer --
Bartók at the piano : lessons from the composer's sound recordings / Vera Lampert.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Amanda Bayley.
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This is an accessible guide to Bartok and his music. Wide-ranging in coverage, it sets out the cultural and political background in Hungary at the beginning of the twentieth century, considers  Read more...


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