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Cambridge Companion to Bart�k

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ISBN-10: 0521669588

ISBN-13: 9780521669580

Edition: 2001

Authors: Amanda Bayley

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This Companion is an accessible guide to Bartks music and is an ideal introduction to the composer for students, performers and concert-goers. Part I of the book sets out the cultural, social and political background in Hungary at the beginning of the twentieth century, and considers Bartks interest in and research into folk music. Part II surveys his compositional output in all genres, relating changes in style to broad aesthetic issues, his folk music studies, and his activities as a pianist, music editor and teacher. The final part reveals the wide variety of responses to Bartks music in Europe and the United States, both during and after his lifetime. It includes a comparison of…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.89" wide x 9.76" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Amanda Bayley is Reader in Performing Arts in the Department of Music, University of Wolverhampton.

Introduction Amanda Bayley
Contexts: Political, Social and Cultural
The political and cultural climate in Hungary at the turn of the twentieth century
Bart+�k and folk music
Profiles of the Music
Bart+�kG++s orchestral music and the modern world
The stage works: portraits of loneliness
Vocal music: inspiration and ideology Rachel
Piano music: teaching pieces and folksong arrangements
Piano music: recital repertoire and chamber music
The Piano Concertos and Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
Works for solo violin and the Viola Concerto
The String Quartets and works for chamber orchestra
Hungarian nationalism and the reception of Bart+�kG++s music 1904G++1940
Bart+�k in America
Bart+�k reception in cold war Europe
Analytical responses to Bart+�kG++s music: pitch organization
Bart+�k at the piano: lessons from the composerG++s sound recordings
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