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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 Restored

Tradition Restored

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

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(p.218) Six Tradition Restored
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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/9780520245037.003.0007

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 difficult to relate to the political tensions in Hungary at the time of their composition. It analyzes the events in the early 1930s to understand Bartók's relationship to the conditions in the later part of the decade and relates these events to the musical details of the Violin Concerto.

Keywords:   Béla Bartók, Violin Concerto, political tensions, Hungary, World War 2

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