Béla Bartók: The Wooden Prince

Béla Bartók: The Wooden Prince for large orchestra op. 13 | PH393

This sheet music edition is the pocket score of Bartók's "The Wooden Prince", a dancing-play in one act based on the libretto by Béla Balázs.

Instrument:
for large orchestra
Edition type:
pocket score
Composer:
Bartók Béla
Series:
Philharmonia Taschenpartituren
Opus:
op. 13
  • PH393
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1242-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01950-0
  • 13.5 × 18.5 cm
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Bartók was in his mid-thirties when he composed the ballet "The Wooden Prince." (…) In Bartók's autobiographical sketch we are told that he had withdrawn completely from public musical life in 1912. On his way back to rediscover the fountainhead of music he had turned first to the peasants of his Hungarian homeland, to note down and record their songs and dances; later, he had extended his research trips to the neighbouring countries of Slovakia and Rumania. Had the war not broken out shortly after the "modest beginning" of an excursion to Arabia, he would surely have gone still further afield. The outcome of this intensive research into the bases of music, which was decisive for Bartók's artistic growth and which pointed the way for a decisive evolutionary phase of European music, is already present in the music of "The Wooden Prince" in a high degree of creative sublimation. The share of folklore, especially Magyar folklore, in the work lies in the basic components: in the su

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Instrument:
for large orchestra
Edition type:
pocket score
Composer:
Bartók Béla
Series:
Philharmonia Taschenpartituren
Opus:
op. 13

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