Béla Bartók by David Cooper

By David Cooper

"This deeply researched biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a extra complete view of the leading edge Hungarian musician than ever ahead of. David Cooper lines Bartók’s foreign profession as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, instructor, and pianist, whereas additionally delivering a close dialogue of so much of his works. additional, the writer explores how Europe’s political and cultural tumult affected Bartók’s paintings, commute, and reluctant emigration to the security of the United States in his ultimate years.
Cooper illuminates Bartók’s own lifestyles and relationships, whereas additionally increasing what's recognized in regards to the impression of different musicians—Richard Strauss, Zoltán Kodály, and Yehudi Menuhin, between many others. the writer additionally appears to be like heavily at the various composer’s activities and behaviors that can were manifestations of Asperger syndrome. The publication, briefly, is a consummate biography of an the world over widespread musician."

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