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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

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This work is seen by its champions as an example of Bart'ok's seamless blend of Eastern European folk music and Western art music, and by its detractors as indicative of the composer's artistic compromise. The book contains a discussion of the historical and musical contexts of the piece.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 2nd 1996 by Cambridge University Press
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Mar 17, 2008 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is an immediately accessible work, and since its premiere in 1944 it has often been inserted into concert programme as a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Nonetheless, coming from the genius composer that was Bartok, the Concerto for Orchestra contains a wealth of ideas more than you would imagine, the gradual discovery of which can only increase your enjoyment in listening to it. For that reason, I was happy to read this guide by David Cooper.

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