Béla Bartók by David Cooper

By David Cooper

"This deeply researched biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) offers a extra complete view of the cutting edge Hungarian musician than ever ahead of. David Cooper strains Bartók’s overseas occupation as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, instructor, and pianist, whereas additionally supplying an in depth dialogue of such a lot of his works. extra, the writer explores how Europe’s political and cultural tumult affected Bartók’s paintings, shuttle, and reluctant emigration to the security of the USA in his ultimate years.
Cooper illuminates Bartók’s own lifestyles and relationships, whereas additionally increasing what's recognized in regards to the impression of alternative musicians—Richard Strauss, Zoltán Kodály, and Yehudi Menuhin, between many others. the writer additionally appears heavily at a few of the composer’s activities and behaviors that could were manifestations of Asperger syndrome. The publication, briefly, is a consummate biography of an the world over renowned musician."

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