The Cambridge Companion to Bartok

The Cambridge Companion to Bartok
This comprehensive, accessible guide to Bartok and his music contains up-to-date research by a new generation of Bartok scholars. Part I sets the cultural, social and political background in Hungary at the beginning of the twentieth century, and considers Bartok's research into folk music. Part II surveys his compositional output in all genres, relating changes in style to broad aesthetic issues, his folk music studies, and his activities as a pianist, music editor and teacher. The final part considers various aspects of reception and the variety of responses to Bartok's music in Europe and the United States.
Publication Date: 
May 4, 2001