Béla Bartók

Publisher: Yale University Press Release date: 2015-04-28

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"e;This deeply researched biography of Bela Bartok (1881-1945) provides a more comprehensive view of the innovative Hungarian musician than ever before. David Cooper traces Bartok's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, teacher, and pianist, while also providing a detailed discussion of most of his works. Further, the author explores how Europe's political and cultural tumult affected Bartok's work, travel, and reluctant emigration to the safety of America in his final years. Cooper illuminates Bartk's personal life and relationships, while also expanding what is known about the influence of other musicians-Richard Strauss, Zoltn Kodly, and Yehudi Menuhin, among many others. The author also looks closely at some of the composer's actions and behaviors which may have been manifestations of Asperger syndrome. The book, in short, is a consummate biography of an internationally admired musician."e;

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Genre: 20th century & contemporary classical music

Collection: Yale University Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 456

ISBN: 9780300213072

Additional Information

Genre: 20th century & contemporary classical music

Collection: Yale University Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 456

ISBN: 9780300213072

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