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Bela Bartok: Five Slovak Folksongs

"Many people think it is a comparatively easy task to write a composition on found folk tunes... This way of thinking is completely erroneous. To handle folk tunes is one of the most difficult tasks; equally difficult, if not more so, than to write a major original composition. If we keep in mind that borrowing a tune means being bound by its individual peculiarity, we shall understand one part of the difficulty. Another is created by the special character of folk tune. We must penetrate it, feel it, and bring out its sharp contours by the appropriate setting... It must be a work of inspiration just as much as any other composition." - Bela Bartok. Includes English text.

Item code: 7367B | Songbook | $4.50 |add item to cart
World | A Cappella | TTBB | 16 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Hungary
073999296020 | 48002799

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