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David Cooper

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300148770

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001

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‘Crossing the borders of Transylvania’

‘Crossing the borders of Transylvania’

1910–1913

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(p.98) Chapter Five ‘Crossing the borders of Transylvania’
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Béla Bartók
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David Cooper

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Béla Bartók's musical activities between 1910 and 1913 and directly influenced by Transylvanian Romanian melodies. It considers Bartók's pursuit of alternative and more authentic modes of signification of Hungary within a contemporary musical framework in the second half of the first decade of the twentieth century, along with his discovery of rural traditional music both within majority Magyar areas and in regions where ethnic Romanians and Slovakians predominated. It also examines Bartók's interest in the music of Transylvania and his collection of folk music, along with his concerts and performances. Finally, it discusses some of Bartók's compositions, including piano pieces.

Keywords:   piano, Béla Bartók, compositions, Transylvania, melodies, Hungary, traditional music, folk music, concerts, performances

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