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Bela Bartok Essays Paperback – October 1, 1992

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"One must immediately thank Dr. Suchoff and his helpers for the excellence of the translations, the great majority from the primary versions in Bartok's Hungarian. So fluently they do justice to the composer's fierce, pithy, yet warmingly human personality."--Music and Letters. "A substantial collection ... and there are indeed riches... Musicians and many others have reason to be grateful."--JMLA Notes. "This fine, substantial, well-produced volume reveals that throughout his hardworking, music-dedicated life Bartok was a wonderful friend and a formidable enemy, equally impressive on both counts."--Wilfrid Mellers, The American Scholar

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hungarian

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 567 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (October 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080326108X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803261082
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,107,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am a music composer and I have found the essays by Bartok compiled in this book very interesting and helpful. For example, there are several essays describing how Bartok organized many of his compositions. There are also several essays describing different types of folk music such as American, Rumanian, and Hungarian. There is an essay on the 'So-called Bulgarian Rhythm.' I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learing about different types of folk music or anything about Bela Bartok and is compositions.
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