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This book is the first comprehensive biographical study of Bartok as man, composer, and folklorist, including the background and development of his unique musical language and the impact of his pioneering investigations of multinational musical folklore on his composed works. His career as an outstanding pianist, connections with contemporaries in the world of music, and the socio-economic factors that affected his creative and scholarly activities are also included among other hitherto unexplored aspects of his life and times.
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|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.68(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.94(d)|
About the Author
Benjamin Suchoff is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He has been successor trustee of the estate of Béla Bartók, curator of its New York Bartók Archive, and editor of the fifteen-volume Bartók Archive Studies in Musicology Series and the two volumes of the Bartók Archive Edition series of piano works.