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  • Abstract of Talk by Robert McFall: 11 January 2021 at 6.30pm

                                                                                    

    Béla Bartók and Folk Music    – Join us for a TALK

     

    by Robert McFall, on January 11, 2021 @ 6.30 pm

     

    It was during the summer of 1904, while staying in Gerlicepuszta

     

    near Ratkó in Slovakia, that the young Bartók overheard a girl

     

    from Transylvania singing a traditional song. In this talk I want to

     

    explore how this pivotal moment set Bartók on a new course

     

    compositionally, which ultimately had a huge influence on

     

    twentieth century music. The talk will be accompanied by musical

     

    clips, including some of the original cylinder gramophone

     

    recordings which Bartók brought back from his folk song

     

    collecting expeditions.

      

    Please register for a zoom link with Silvia Papp – szilvia@ecreationtech.co.uk