Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

by David Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521485053

ISBN-13: 9780521485050

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra has proven to be one of the most popularly successful concert works of the twentieth century. It is seen by its champions as an example of Bartók's seamless blend of Eastern European folk music and Western art music, and by its detractors as indicative of the composer's artistic compromise. This book contains a discussion

Overview

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra has proven to be one of the most popularly successful concert works of the twentieth century. It is seen by its champions as an example of Bartók's seamless blend of Eastern European folk music and Western art music, and by its detractors as indicative of the composer's artistic compromise. This book contains a discussion of the historical and musical contexts of the piece, its early performance history and critical reception. It also includes the first complete movement-by-movement synopsis of the Concerto, as well as detailed technical information about the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521485050
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
103
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Background; 3. Genesis and reception; 4. Synopsis I; 5. Synopsis II; 6. Musical analysis; Appendix.

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