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

David Schneider

Abstract

It is well known that Béla Bartók had an extraordinary ability to synthesize Western art music with the folk music of Eastern Europe. What this study makes clear is that, contrary to much prevailing thought about the great twentieth-century Hungarian composer, Bartók 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, the author presents a new approach to Bartók that acknowledges the composer's debt to a variety of Hungarian music traditions as well as to infl ... More

Keywords: folk music, Hungarian music, Igor Stravinsky, Music Academy, United States, nationalism, modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520245037
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245037.001.0001

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David Schneider, author

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