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Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók

Lynn M. Hooker


This book explores the transformation of the idea of national music in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Hungary, envisioning Hungary’s two best-known composers, Liszt and Bartók, as endpoints in a tumultuous debate over what made music Hungarian. The context that shaped these two very different figures reveals not only new perspectives on these renowned figures but also a rich cultural and ideological landscape with profound implications for the ways that Hungary’s musicians and critics viewed their identity. A crucial part of what many called the “problem of Hungarian music” was the co ... More

Keywords: Béla, Bartók, Franz Liszt, Hungary, folk music, concert hall, Gypsies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739592
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn M. Hooker, author
Indiana University