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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 – szilvia@ecreationtech.co.uk

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