The Reconstruction

Donald Maurice

in Bartók's Viola Concerto

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195156904
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868339 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Musical Genesis and Structure

The Reconstruction

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This chapter traces the story of the reconstruction of the concerto by Tibor Serly after firstly exploring any role that Zoltán Kodály may have had in this process. Serly's role is analyzed by reprinting his extended interview with Dr David Dalton in 1969, with annotated footnotes to provide a critical commentary. This is followed by Serly's own “Belated Account...” article of the actual reconstruction process he followed, and his “Measure by Measure Exposition of the Reconstruction of Béla Bartó's Viola Concerto”. This account is also accompanied by a critical commentary by Maurice. This commentary assesses the processes followed by Serly and identifies the successes and shortcomings of the decisions he made.

Keywords: reconstruction; Tibor Serly; Zoltán Kodály; David Dalton; Belated Account; Measure by Measure Reconstruction; critical commentary; successes; shortcomings

Chapter.  9074 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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