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Unformatted text preview: 11/20/2007 Bartok – Ives - Varese • Today o Three composers active in the 20 th century • Béla Bartók (1881-1945) • Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta  • II. Allegro o Celeste Keyboard instrument with little bells Hardly plays at all o Bartók Hungarian composer Widely regarded as one of the first ethnomusicologist • Study of music of other non-western traditions • Had a great interest in folk music, toured countries and collected actual recording of folk songs • Made possible by the advent of the recording machine o Wax cylinder with horn • Much more dedicated than Stravinsky • Like Stravinsky o Irregular rhythms o Interest in scales Influenced by • Debussy • Bach o Master of the polyphonic Fugue o Imitative polyphony o Informal symphonies Composition of orchestra constructed of just strings, percussion and celesta • Percussion o Piano heard a lot more than celesta o Timpani o Virtuoustic Bartók was virtuous o Second movement in sonata form...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course MUS 4 taught by Professor Mcallister during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
- Fall '08