Bela Bartok worked tirelessly from 1905 to 1945 to record and study the ancient music of his native Hungary, and that of its neighbors. He struggled against time, ignorance, apathy, politics and the natural forces of cross-culturalization to preserve the music of a vanishing culture. What he found became deeply embedded in his own thought and creative process, especially in his 44 Duos for Two Violins. As with his Mikrokosmos, Bartok wrote the Duos for children, intending them to become seeds for a future appreciation of a dwindling musical heritage.
This collection of short pieces exemplifies the melding of modern urban and ancient folk cultures. These duets are based on collected folk melodies. The simple, distilled beauty and strength of these melodies is presented in one voice and is mirrored by a modernist accompaniment in the other. The 44 Duos therefore represent an idyllic blending of the two cultures.
|Item Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.4 x 4.9 x 4.9 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
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