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Béla Bartók manuscripts, 1940-1943
Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945
1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Folk songs, Serbo-Croatian
Folk songs, Romanian
Folk songs, Turkish
Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969
Fackenthal, Frank Diehl, 1883-1968
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
Getty AAT genre
Scores (documents for music)
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
This collection is located on-site.
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The collection consists of three manuscripts by Bela Bartok, 1940-1943. These manuscripts totalling approximately 2,170 pages are as follows: 1) Romanian Folk Music - Vol. 1 Instrumental Melodies, Vol. 2 Vocal Melodies, Vol. 3 Texts; 2) Turkish Folk Music; and 3) Serbo-Croatian Table of Materials. Also, a small group of letters by Bartók and other concerning his association with Columbia University.
Rumanian Folk Music manuscripts consist of "Volume I, an essay on instrumental melodies, and Volume II, on vocal melodies, were completed in New York in 1942. The third volume, the complete poetic texts, was finished in March of 1945, also in that city, not quite six months prior to Bartok's death." Source: Suchoff, Benjamin. Bartók's Rumanian Folk Music Publication. Ethnomusicology , May, 1971, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May, 1971), pp. 220-230
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Turkish Folk Music and Rumanian Folk Music are on: microfilm.
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Gift of Béla Bartók, 1943. Transferred from Central Files, 1981.
Source of acquisition--Bartók, Béla. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1940. Accession number--M43.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Béla Bartók manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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