Béla Bartók /

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 deta...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Cooper, David, 1956- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, 2015.
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 436 pages) : illustrations, map, music
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-416) and index.
ISBN:9780300213072
0300213077
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