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How Barbaric Is Bartók's Forte?: About the Performance of Bartók's Fast Movements for Piano and Strings, with emphasis on the First Movement of the Fifth String Quartet

Judit Frigyesi

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Bartók's fast movements are often believed to express pain and violence and are associated with barbaric-motoric energy. Already in Bartók's lifetime, this interpretation took hold and the performing ... More


Béla Bartók’s Rural Miniatures and the Case of Romanian Folk Dances

Joshua S. Walden

in Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334667
eISBN:
9780199369409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334667.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 6 focuses on the role of the rural miniature in the early period of Béla Bartók’s career. Bartók’s essays and letters about folk music, recording technology, and nationalism demonstrate his ... More


Béla Bartók

David Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a new view of the innovative Hungarian musician. The book traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, ... More


Tradition Challenged: Confronting Stravinsky

David E. Schneider

in Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Béla Bartók's endorsement of nationalism and patriotism in his works and his comparison with composer Igor Stravinsky. It explains that Bartók's familiarity with Stravinsky's ... More


Tradition Transcribed: The Rhapsody for Violin No. 1, the Politics of Folk-Music Research, and the Artifice of Authenticity

David E. Schneider

in Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the influence of peasant music in Béla Bartók's compositions, particularly his First Rhapsody for violin and piano. It explains that by studying peasant music Bartók sought ... More


‘Sweet was my mother’s milk’: 1881–1902

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Béla Bartók's early life from his birth in 1881 up to the year 1902. Bartók was born on March 25, 1881 in Nagyszentmiklós (Great Saint Nicholas) in Torontál County, Hungary. ... More


‘The time to rove has come’: 1919–1925

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Béla Bartók's musical activities during the years 1919–1925. In the turmoil following the Aster Revolution in Hungary, Ernő Dohnányi was appointed as director of the Academy of ... More


Tradition Restored: The Violin Concerto, Verbunkos, and Hungary on the Eve of World War II

David E. Schneider

in Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the political connections of Béla Bartók's European works, composed on the eve of World War 2. It explains that these works, which include the Violin Concerto, are notoriously ... More


‘From here is seen the graveyard’s border’: 1939–1942

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Béla Bartók's concerts and other musical activities during the years 1939–1942. By the late 1930s, several of Bartók's more recent compositions had achieved considerable ... More


Writing Hungarian Music: Genre, Motive, Spirit

Lynn M. Hooker

in Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199739592
eISBN:
9780199369461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739592.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The fact that Hungarian-Gypsy style emerged from popular and folk genres was one source of Hungarian composers’ ongoing concern about how music with such a lowly foundation could be worthy of the ... More


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