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

Published: November 15, 2020

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 –

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