Bela Bartok is among the most significant figures in the rise of musical modernism, placed alongside Debussy, Stravinsky, and the composers of the Second Viennese School in the pantheon of the 20th century's most influential innovators.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
In this excellent book, Gillies (music, Univ. of Queensland) collects 38 essays on Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. While Gillies has previously written on the composer in his books Bartok in Britain (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1989) and Bartok Remembered (Norton, 1991) and has supplied several essays in the present volume, the range of coverage and analytical styles employed by the essayists here far surpasses that of any other book on this major 20th-century musical figure. The book details all the composer's major works and his important efforts in collecting Eastern European and North African folk music. Music libraries and general libraries with significant music collections should consider this an essential purchase.
James E. Perone, Canisius Coll., Buffalo,
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Bela Bartok is recognized as one of the most significant figures in the rise of musical modernism. In this specially commissioned collection of essays, the world's leading Bartok specialists, including Benjamin Suchoff, Gyorgy Kroo, Roy Howat, and the composer's son Bela Bartok, Jr. , examine every aspect of his musical output and offer insights into his career as a pianist and teacher, tracing the care and concern for order that informed every facet of his work. The Bartok Companion is "must reading" for any student or appreciative listener to the music of Bela Bartok. -- Midwest Book Review
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Amadeus Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110931340756