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Author Chalmers, Kenneth.

Title Béla Bartók / by Kenneth Chalmers.

Published London : Phaidon Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  780.92 BART/CHAL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series 20th century composers.
20th-century composers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227), discography (pages 227-231), and index.
Summary Born into the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Bela Bartok (1881 -- 1945) became a fervent nationalist, setting off with his friend Zoltan Kodaly to record their native folk music; these sounds and experiences were a formative influence on his compositions. Bartok's distaste for authoritarian rule brought him into conflict with both the Hungarian government and Adolf Hitler's Germany, and in 1940 he emigrated to the USA. Despite his disillusionment and poor health he continued to compose outstanding works there, never compromising his ideals nor losing his innocence.
Subject Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945.
Composers -- Hungary -- Biography.
Music -- Hungary -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0714831646 (paperback) $199.95