Béla Bartók in New York City - April, 1941
from Béla Bartók Letters, page 300:
I have been, as you know, working for a while on the Parry Yugoslav folk music collection. Besides transcribing a certain amount into musical notation, I have had an opportunity to familiarize myself with its contents. / This unique collection of over 2,600 phonograph records – to my knowledge the only collection of Yugoslav folk music on acoustical [sic] recordings – contains a very large mass of epic song accompanied by the gusle, a primitive one-string instrument. The style and … more >>
Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 300. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450119988258 accessed: 9 February, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|Parry Yoguslav Folk music collection|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|
Letter from Béla Bartók to Douglas Moore, New York, April 18, 1941.