Title

Bartók the Pioneer

Type of Submission

Performance

Keywords

Bartók, ethnomusicology, folk music, music

Abstract

The 20th century Hungarian composer Béla Bartók became interested in folk music and pioneered the study of ethnomusicology. His deep interest resulted in a large output of work unlike that of his peers. Much of his music was based upon folk melodies and harmonized in ways that were unusual for the Western world, which was just emerging from the Romantic era. This project will explain how Béla Bartók contributed to the study of folk music and how his work was influenced by it.

Faculty Sponsor or Advisor’s Name

Dr. Sandra Yang

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Recital Hall

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-1-2015 2:20 PM

End Date

4-1-2015 2:40 PM

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Presentation Document

 
Apr 1st, 2:20 PM Apr 1st, 2:40 PM

Bartók the Pioneer

Cedarville, OH

The 20th century Hungarian composer Béla Bartók became interested in folk music and pioneered the study of ethnomusicology. His deep interest resulted in a large output of work unlike that of his peers. Much of his music was based upon folk melodies and harmonized in ways that were unusual for the Western world, which was just emerging from the Romantic era. This project will explain how Béla Bartók contributed to the study of folk music and how his work was influenced by it.