Characteristics of the Music of Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

October 30, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
YST Conservatory Orchestra Hall

Terry Eder developed an affinity for the music of Béla Bartók through Hungarian influences in her education and immersion in Hungarian life and culture. After studying with Peter Takács at the Oberlin Conservatory, she began performing the music of Bartók while studying with Bálint Vázsonyi at Indiana University, earning the Master of Music with Distinction. She learned the Hungarian language, traveled in Hungary, and developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for Hungarian music.

This lecture-recital will highlight the primary characteristics of Bartók’s compositional style through examples from his extraordinary works for solo piano. The discussion will focus on compositions employing folk songs as a basis, and their integration into some of the most original and brilliant works written for the piano in the 20th century. The programme will culminate with a performance of three outstanding and representative masterpieces of the piano repertoire: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71, Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74, and Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm, from Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107, Volume VI, Nos. 148-153.

Ticketing Information
• Free admission.
• All event information are correct at time of print.
• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.