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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782911053009
Collection: Les bilingues
12.2 x 18 cm
Weight: 300 gr
Pages: 216
First publication: 10/12/1995
Last printing: 04/2021

Béla Bartók

Éléments d'un autoportrait
bilingual Hungarian-French

Translation: Jean Gergely

Written as a tribute to the author, died 50 years ago, who was also a musician.

“My main idea, the one that possesses me entirely, is that of the brotherhood of peoples. This is the idea that, as far as my strength allows, I try to serve with my works. These words, quoted by François Fetjo in his preface, reveal the deep meaning that Béla Bartok gave to his research on musical folklore and his work as a creator, both closely linked.

The fifteen texts - articles, interviews, letters - presented here in both  Hungarian and French bear witness to Béla Bartok's intellectual rigor, his tireless willpower, and his very own personal humor. The first one, devoted to the music of Liszt, was written in 1911; the last one, a letter to his son Béla, dates back to 1941. He would die four years later, on September 26, 1945, in the United States.

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CONTRIBUTORS' BIOGRAPHIES

Jean Gergely

Jean Gergely, composer and musicologist, taught Hungarian at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Préface de François Fejtõ
Introduction de Jean Gergely
Avertissement au lecteur

ÉCRITS ET LETTRES DE BÉLA BARTÓK
NOTES ET COMMENTAIRES DE JEAN GERGELY

1. Liszt zenéje és a mai közönség - La musique de Liszt et le public d'aujourd'hui (1911)
2. Az összehasonlító zenefolklór - Le folklore musical comparé (1912)
3. A fából faragott királyfiról - Sur Le Prince de bois (1917)
4. A kékszakállú herceg váráról - Sur Le Château de Barbe-bleue (1918)
5. Bartók Béla - Debussyröl - Béla Bartók - Sur Debussy (1918)
6. Bartók Béla, oroszországi utjáról - Béla Bartók sur sa tournée en Russie (1929)
7. Magyar népzene - Musique populaire hongroise (1935)
8. Román népzene - Musique populaire roumaine (1935)
9. Szlovák népzene - Musique populaire slovaque (1935)