"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 BartÃ³kâ€™s personal life and relationships, while also expanding what is known about the influence of other musiciansâ€”Richard Strauss, ZoltÃ¡n KodÃ¡ly, and Yehudi Menuhin, among many others.
The author also looks closely at some of the composerâ€™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."
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 456 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 28/04/2015
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9780300213072