Edited by Robert Shaw.
From the preface: "…there is an element in Bartok which has a resonance only for Hungarians. In this book I have tried to show Bartok in the context of his country and its capital, where he lived for most of his adult life…". Many illustrations, classified list of works, bibliography, discography,…
This comprehensive biography of the great 20th century composer draws upon a copious amount of correspondence, much of it not available in English. With a preface, list of works, notes, bibliography, and index. 54 figures. 8 tables.
Contents: Fourteen Bagatelles -- Seven Sketches -- Two Elegies -- Two Roumanian Dances. With an introduction by Bartok and an afterword in English, French, Germany, Hungarian and Japanese. Critical notes in English. Bartok first prepared these pieces for a collected edition in 1945.
Bartok expert Suchoff presents a compliation of essays from 50 years of research into the life and music of the composer. With a preface, index and music examples.
Contents: Sonata -- Six Romanian Folk Dances -- Allegro Barbaro -- Out of Doors -- Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20 -- Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm.
This biography is in two parts. Part one focuses on the composer's life, and how personal events effected his music and vice-versa. Part two details Bartok's workings in folk music research. With a preface, list of works, personalia, notes, bibliography, index, tables and musical examples.
Contents: Piano Concerto, Op. 38 / Barber -- Piano Concerto No. 3 / Bartok - Tokyo Encore / Jarrett.
The six string quartets of Bartok stand as monuments in the genre. This book analyzes each work and discusses the group as a whole. With a presentation, bibliography and index. Music examples. Plates.
A major, authoritative work by the Director of the Bartok Archives in Budapest Based on the 30-year-long study of some 3,600 pages of sketches, drafts, autograph manuscripts & documents. Includes the first comprehensive catalogue of all published & unpublished works. 84 music examples, 90…
Commissioned by the Zuerich Canton. Premiered by the quartet Diotima in November 1997, in Zuerich. Duration: ca. 20 minutes.
Contents: Toccata -- Scherzo -- Notturno -- Finale. With composer's notes and editor's notes in German. Printed from the composer's manuscript.
Coauthor Jean Saint-Arroman. The original French edition has been so great a success that the French publisher has now issued this translation. The history of music is here organized with such clarity to make it perfect for quick and yet substantial information. Teachers, students, music lovers will…
. . . ed Esecuzione Integrale.
Performances by Claudine Bigelow and Donald Maurice alternate with Bartok's recordings of Hungarian folk music.
Bartok transcribed this from Bach's Six Sonatas for Two Keyboards and Pedal. Reprint edition.
Contents: I. Prelude, Chorale and Variations -- II. Berceuse -- III. Finale. With program and biographical notes. Dedicated to Laszlo Fassang. The work is based on music from Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. Of advanced difficulty.
Bartok composed cadenzas to the 1st and 3rd movements for performances in 1939 and 1940 by himself and his wife Ditta; it is likely that Bartok did not know of the 1937 publication of Mozart's own cadenzas. This edition includes a facsimile of the manuscript as well as a first publication of the…
This book studies the influence of traditional Romanian violin playing on the violin works of Bartok and Enescu. With a preface by Laura Manolache, foreword, and introduction. Music examples. Plates.
Carl S. Leafstedt is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. First book-length examination of Bartok's 1911 opera includes : music-dramatic analysis, literary study of libretto, Hungarian cultural context. B&W ill, Appendix, Notes, Selected Bibliography,…