Bela Bartok

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    The definitive account of the life and music of Hungary's greatest twentieth-century composer This deeply researched biography of Bela Bartok 1881-1945 provides a more comprehensive view of the innovative Hungarian musician than ever before. David Cooper traces Bartok's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, teacher, and pianist, while also providing a detailed discussion of most of his works. Further, the author explores how Europe's political and cultural tumult affected Bartok's work, travel, and reluctant emigration to the safety of America in his final years. Cooper illuminates Bartok's personal life and relationships, while also expanding what is known about the influence of other musicians-Richard Strauss, Zoltan Kodaly, and Yehudi Menuhin, among many others. The author also looks closely at some of the composer's actions and behaviors which may have been manifestations of Asperger syndrome. The book, in short, is a consummate biography of an internationally admired musician.

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    Number of Pages: 456
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780300148770
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    Listed in: 20th century & contemporary classical music, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Arts & entertainment
    Publisher: Yale University Press

    Books by David Cooper

    Hardback

    RRP: £25.00

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