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Bartok s Viola Concerto

Author : Donald Maurice
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When Bela Bartók died in September of 1945, he left a partially completed viola concerto commissioned by the virtuoso violist William Primrose. Yet, while no definitive version of the work exists, this concerto has become arguably the most-performed viola concerto in the world. The story of how the concerto came to be, from its commissioning by Primrose to its first performance to the several completions that are performed today is told here in Bartók's Viola Concerto:The Remarkable Story of His Swansong. After Bartók's death, his family asked the composer's friend Tibor Serly to look over the sketches of the concerto and to prepare it for publication. While a draft was ready, it took Serly years to assemble the sketches into a complete piece. In 1949, Primrose finally unveiled it, at a premiere performance with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. For almost half a century, the Serly version enjoyed great popularity among the viola community, even while it faced charges of inauthenticity. In the 1990s, several revisions appeared and, in 1995, the composer's son, Peter Bartók, released a revision, opening the way or an intensified debate on the authenticity of the multiple versions. This debate continues as violists and Bartók scholars seek the definitive version of this final work of Hungary's greatest composer. Bartók's Viola Concerto tells the story of the genesis and completion of Bartók's viola concerto, its reception over the second half of the twentieth century, its revisions, and future possibilities.

Notes for Violists

Author : David M. Bynog
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"Notes for Violists: A Guide to the Repertoire provides historical and analytical information about thirty-five pieces of classical music written for the viola. Arranged alphabetically by composer, the book covers some of the best-known examples of string music repertoire prominently involving the viola. A single chapter is devoted to each of the thirty-five works. The selected string repertoire includes concertos, chamber music, and works for solo viola composed between the early part of the eighteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. Each chapter includes biographical information about the composer and historical information about the work. A detailed musical analysis of each work is also included. Numerous charts and musical examples provide further references for the reader"--

The Concerto

Author : Stephan D. Lindeman
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Twelve-tone and serial music were dominant forms of composition following World War II and remained so at least through the mid-1970s. In 1961, Ann Phillips Basart published the pioneering bibliographic work in the field.

The Cambridge Companion to Bart k

Author : Amanda Bayley
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This is a wide-ranging and accessible guide to Bartók and his music.

A History of the Concerto

Author : Michael Thomas Roeder
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This guide to the concerto consists of four parts corresponding to the major periods of music-baroque, classical, romantic and 20th century-through which the concerto evolved. Within these sections, attention is given to geographical regions where different approaches to concerto style are found.

William Walton

Author : Stephen Lloyd
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This acclaimed biography draws on first-hand accounts, including new material on Walton's circle of the 20s and 30s; the composer's work in film a particular focus.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Bela Bartok

Author : László Somfai
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This long-awaited, authoritative account of Bartók's compositional processes stresses the composer's position as one of the masters of Western music history and avoids a purely theoretical approach or one that emphasizes him as an enthusiast for Hungarian folk music. For Bèla Bartók, composition often began with improvisation at the piano. Làszló Somfai maintains that Bartók composed without preconceived musical theories and refused to teach composition precisely for this reason. He was not an analytical composer but a musical creator for whom intuition played a central role. These conclusions are the result of Somfai's three decades of work with Bartók's oeuvre; of careful analysis of some 3,600 pages of sketches, drafts, and autograph manuscripts; and of the study of documents reflecting the development of Bartók's compositions. Included as well are corrections preserved only on recordings of Bartók's performances of his own works. Somfai also provides the first comprehensive catalog of every known work of Bartók, published and unpublished, and of all extant draft, sketch, and preparatory material. His book will be basic to all future scholarly work on Bartók and will assist performers in clarifying the problems of Bartók notation. Moreover, it will be a model for future work on other major composers.

The Scoring of Baroque Concertos

Author : C. R. F. Maunder
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Evidence indicates that the concertos of Vivaldi, Bach and Haydn were performed as chamber music, not the full orchestral works commonly assumed.

The Routledge Handbook to the Music of Alfred Schnittke

Author : Gavin Dixon
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The Routledge Handbook to the Music of Alfred Schnittke is a comprehensive study of the work of one of the most important Russian composers of the late 20th century. Each piece is discussed in detail, with particular attention to the composer’s groundbreaking polystylism, as well as his unique approach to musical symbolism and his deep engagement with Christian themes. This is the first publication to look at Schnittke’s output in its entirety, and for most works it represents either the first ever published analysis or the first in a language other than Russian. The volume presents new research from the Ivashkin-Schnittke Archive at Goldsmiths, University of London and the collection of Schnittke’s compositional sketches at the Julliard Library in New York. It also draws on the substantial research on Schnittke’s music published in the Russian language. Including a work list and bibliography of primary and secondary sources, this is an essential reference for all those interested in Russian music, 20th-century music and performance studies.