Bela Bartok's compositions feature among the major artistic achievements of the 20th century. This accessible text discusses the music of the "Concerto for Orchestra" in detail, and provides the background in which Bartok created this major composition. Arranged in two parts, the book provides an extensive discussion of Bartok's musical language, and highlights the influence of folk and art music sources on his compositions. Suchoff traces Bartok's development as a composer from his early days at the Budapest Academy of Music to his later life, including a discussion of his influence on modern composition. Secondly, the author discusses the specific influences which led to the creation of the concerto. He examines each of the piece's five movements, closely analyzing numerous musical examples. Finally, Suchoff relates the significance of the composition to the whole of Bartok's oeuvre.
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Popular and influential, Bartók’s compositions loom large among the major artistic achievements of the twentieth century, particularly his Concerto for Orchestra. In an accessible and comprehensive manner, Benjamin Suchoff discusses the music of the Concerto in detail and provides a complete background on how Bartók came to create it.
Benjamin Suchoff was assistant to the trustee of the Bartok estate from 1953 to 1967, successor trustee of the estate from 1968 to 1984, and curator of the New York Bartók archive from 1963 to 1968.
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Book Description Schirmer, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX002872495X
Book Description Schirmer, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002872495X