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 >>

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Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 300. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450119988258 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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Parry Yoguslav Folk music collection

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1941
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Letter from Béla Bartók to Douglas Moore, New York, April 18, 1941.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:06:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:38:05 +0100