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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 Maintained

Tradition Maintained

Nationalism, Verbunkos, Kossuth, and the Rhapsody, Op. 1

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(p.33) Two Tradition Maintained
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Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition
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David E. Schneider

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0003

This chapter analyzes Béla Bartók's nationalism in the context of some of his compositions. It suggests that Bartók's symphonic poem Kossuth and his Rhapsody for Piano represent two contrasting approaches to bridging the gap between Hungarian idioms and learned compositional techniques. It explains that Bartók incorporated Hungarian elements in Kossuth while he took the nearly opposite approach in Rhapsody by infusing a traditionally light, nationally inflected showpiece, with the weighty rhetoric more closely associated with foreign forms.

Keywords:   Béla Bartók, nationalism, Kossuth, symphonic poem, Rhapsody for Piano, Hungarian idioms, compositional techniques

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