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Bela Bartok

Composer (25-Mar-1881 — 26-Sep-1945)


Elliott Antokoletz. The Music of Béla Bartók: A Study of Tonality and Progression in Twentieth-Century Music. University of California Press. 1990. 472pp.

Elliott Antokoletz. Béla Bartók: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 1997. 489pp.

Elliott Antokoletz; Victoria Fischer; Benjamin Suchoff (editors). Bartók Perspectives: Man, Composer, and Ethnomusicologist. Oxford University Press. 2000. 316pp.

Elliott Antokoletz. Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok: Trauma, Gender, and the Unfolding of the Unconscious. Oxford University Press. 2004. 346pp.

Amanda Bayley. The Cambridge Companion to Bartók. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 271pp.

Julie Brown. Bartok and the Grotesque: Studies in Modernity, the Body and Contradiction in Music. Ashgate Publishing. 2007. 182pp.

Kenneth Chalmers. Bela Bartok. Phaidon. 1995. 239pp.

Agatha Fassett. The Naked Face of Genius: Bela Bartok's American Years. Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Riverside. 1958. 367pp.

Judit Frigyesi. Bela Bartok and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest. University of California Press. 2000. 367pp.

Malcolm Gillies. Bartok Remembered. Faber and Faber. 1990. 238pp.

Malcolm Gillies (editor). The Bartók Companion. Hal Leonard Corporation. 1994. 586pp.

Paul Griffiths. Bartok. Oxford University Press. 1988. 240pp.

Peter Laki. Bartók and His World. Princeton University Press. 1995. 314pp.

Carl Stuart Leafstedt. Inside Bluebeard's Castle: Music and Drama in Béla Bartók's Opera. Oxford University Press. 1999. 246pp.

Erno Lendvai. Béla Bartók: An Analysis of His Music. Kahn & Averill. 1971. 115pp.

Donald Maurice. Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong. Oxford University Press. 2004. 222pp.

Hamish Milne. Bartók: His Life and Times. Hippocrene Books. 1982. 112pp.

Barbara Nissman. Bartok and the Piano: A Performer's View. Scarecrow Press. 2002. 319pp.

David E. Schneider. Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality. University of California Press. 2006. 308pp.

Laszlo Somfai. Bela Bartok: Composition, Concepts, and Autograph Sources. University of California Press. 1996. 334pp.

Halsey Stevens. The Life and Music of Bela Bartok. Oxford University Press. 1953. 366pp.

Benjamin Suchoff (editor). Bela Bartok: Essays. University of Nebraska Press. 1993. 567pp.

Benjamin Suchoff. Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra: Understanding Bartók's World. Schirmer Books. 1995. 266pp.

Benjamin Suchoff (editor). Béla Bartók: A Celebration. Scarecrow Press. 2003. 269pp.

Benjamin Suchoff. Béla Bartók: Life and Work. Scarecrow Press. 2001. 327pp.

Paul Wilson. The Music of Béla Bartók. Yale University Press. 1992. 222pp.

David Yeomans. Bartok for Piano: A Survey of His Solo Literature. Indiana University Press. 2000. 176pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.46)

  7. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.55)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.37)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.49)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.306)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.111)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.40)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.81)

  14. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.61-62)

  15. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.17-19)

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.61-63)

  17. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.34-36)

  18. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.27)

  19. Legends in Their Own Time (p.18)

  20. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.42)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.84)

  22. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.26)

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