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M-LT 71149 - Bartok
Béla Bartók was acutely aware that the industrial revolution and the introduction of modern technology to rural life would change the face of music. Perhaps in response to this he began collecting folk songs. His concert music written after 1906, when he returned from his first folk song collecting trip, falls into three general categories: settings of folk songs, arrangements of folk songs, and original music inspired by folk songs. These three categories and what distinguishes them will be the focus of this course. We will listen to the actual recordings and transcriptions he made to understand the personal connection he had with this music and what its role is in his output. We will spend the semester living with the folk songs, finding them in his early music to see where he appropriates and imitates them in his large-scale works.

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Prerequisites M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> or M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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