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Archive: June 2021 (4 Posts)

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Béla Bartók’s Early Works and His Student Etelka Freund

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

The following is a guest post from Archives Processing Technician Dr. Rachel McNellis. In his essay, “The Influence of Peasant Music on Modern Music,” published in 1931, Hungarian composer Béla Bartók (1881–1945) describes the beauty of folk music and its significance to classical composers: “The right type of peasant music is most varied and perfect …