chapter  4
20 Pages

Specialized discussions of Bartók’s personality, philosophical views, political attitudes, and/or philosophy of composition

Discusses the pioneering research of Bartók and Kodály from 1912 to 1914 and in 1933 in the collection of music of the Hungarian Gypsies. Points to a distinctive folk music of both wandering and settled Gypsies. Also provides information regarding their fi ndings on the ratio of professional musicians to the general Hungarian-Gypsy population. Includes thirty-three previously unpublished songs, as well as commentaries and facsimiles. Also published in Hungarian: “Cigány népdalok Bartók Béla es Kodály Zoltán gyűjtéséből.” Népzene és zenetörténet 2 (1974): 149-200.