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Tells the intriguing story of Bela Bartok's Viola Concerto, a work left unfinished at his death in 1945. Drawing on interviews and documents that reveal previously unavailable information, it discusses the commission, the reconstruction by Tibor Serly, events leading up to the premiere, its reception over the second half of the twentieth century, the revisions, and future possibilities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195156904
ISBN-10: 0195156900
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 164mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donald G. Maurice

Donald Maurice wrote one of the major revisions of the Bartok viola concerto. He is Professor of Music at the New Zealand School of Music, violist with the New Zealand Piano Quartet, and treasurer of the International Viola Society.