"Each folk tune is a model of high artistic perfection." Béla Bartók not only paid tribute to folk-music in statements like the above but also revolutionized Hungarian composition, through the study and adaptation of folk-song material. Bartók's - and Kodály's - work in collecting and recording Hungarian folk-song was of more than musical importance; it was part of a movement to revive the values of the national culture. It is a special merit and unusual feature of this book that in addition to surveying the origins and peculiarities of Hungarian folk-music, it describes the instruments used. The volume contains 32 black-and-white and 16 colour photographs.
English - 70 pgs 1969
SECOND HAND : excellent