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Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of TraditionCase Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality$
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David Schneider

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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Tradition Rejected

Tradition Rejected

Bartók's Polemics and the Nineteenth-Century Hungarian Musical Inheritance

(p.8) One Tradition Rejected
Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition

David E. Schneider

University of California Press

This chapter examines Béla Bartók's polemics relevant to nineteenth-century Hungarian musical inheritance. It discusses Bartók's synthesis of foreign and native traditions into a national style. It suggests that it was the gentry's popular musical culture that Bartók and his composer and folklorist friend Zoltán Kodály tried to write out of their musical heritage because they believed that that music was at once more artificial than the traditional music of the peasants, and less artful than art music.

Keywords:   Béla Bartók, Hungarian music, musical inheritance, nationalist composers, Zoltán Kodály, musical culture, traditional music

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