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Béla Bartók

David Cooper


This biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a new view of the innovative Hungarian musician. The book traces Bartók'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, it explores how Europe's political and cultural tumult affected Bartók's work, travel, and reluctant emigration to the safety of America in his final years. The book illuminates Barték's personal life and relationships, while also expanding what is known about the influence of other musicians. It also looks clo ... More

Keywords: biography, Béla Bartók, ethno-musicologist, Hungarian musician, composer, Asperger syndrome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300148770
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Cooper, author
University of Leeds