Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 July 2000

336 Pages | 4 b/w figures & 236 music ex.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195125627

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Bartók Perspectives

Man, Composer, and Ethnomusicologist

Edited by Elliott Antokoletz, Victoria Fischer, and Benjamin Suchoff

This compilation of essays spans a wide range of individual perspectives and disciplines while providing a coherent analysis of this seminal composer's life and work. The book includes integrative theoretic-analytical approaches to Bartók's musical language that demonstrate relations between the modalities and rhythms of folk music and Bartók's more abstract musical principles. Some of the essays explore Bartók's folk-music materials in connection with his fieldwork, transcription techniques, classification methodology, and compositional influences. Others examine his system of composition from its early stages to maturity. Each of the nineteen essays is self-contained, and many look at the broad historical, philosophical, and cultural questions intimately linked to Bartók's work.


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