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Author Schneider, David E., 1963-

Title Bartók, Hungary, and the renewal of tradition : case studies in the intersection of modernity and nationality / David E. Schneider
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages) : illustrations, music
Series California studies in 20th-century music ; 5
California studies in 20th-century music ; 5
Contents Tradition rejected : Bartók's polemics and the nineteenth-century Hungarian musical inheritance -- Tradition maintained : nationalism, verbunkos, Kossuth and the Rhapsody, op. 1 -- Tradition transformed : "The night's music" and the pastoral roots of a modern style -- Tradition challenged : confronting Stravinsky -- Tradition transcribed : the Rhapsody for violin no. 1, the politics of folk-music research and the artifice of authenticity -- Tradition restored : the Violin concerto, verbunkos and Hungary on the eve of World War II
Summary It is well known that Bela Bartok had an extraordinary ability to synthesize Western art music with the folk music of Eastern Europe. What this rich and beautifully written study makes clear is that, contrary to much prevailing thought about the great twentieth-century Hungarian composer, Bartok was also strongly influenced by the art-music traditions of his native country. Drawing from a wide array of material including contemporary reviews and little known Hungarian documents, David Schneider presents a new approach to Bartok that acknowledges the composer's debt to a variety of Hungarian mu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292) and index
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Subject Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Composers -- Hungary -- Biography.
Music -- Hungary -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520932056 (electronic bk.)
9780520932050 (electronic bk.)