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    Béla Bartók - David Cooper
    Call Number: ML 410 .B26 C68 2015
    ISBN: 9780300148770
    Publication Date: 2015-06-09
    This deeply researched biography of Béla Bartók (1881-1945) provides a more comprehensive view of the innovative Hungarian musician than ever before. David Cooper traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, teacher, and pianist, while also providing a detailed discussion of most of his works. Further, the author explores how Europe's political and cultural tumult affected Bartók's work, travel, and reluctant emigration to the safety of America in his final years.

    Cooper illuminates Bartók's personal life and relationships, while also expanding what is known about the influence of other musicians--Richard Strauss, Zoltán Kodály, and Yehudi Menuhin, among many others. The author also looks closely at some of the composer's actions and behaviors which may have been manifestations of Asperger syndrome. The book, in short, is a consummate biography of an internationally admired musician.

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    Ravel - Roger Nichols
    Call Number: ML 410 .R23 N52 2011
    ISBN: 9780300108828
    Publication Date: 2011-06-07
    This new biography of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), by one of the leading scholars of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French music, is based on a wealth of written and oral evidence, some newly translated and some derived from interviews with the composer's friends and associates.

    As well as describing the circumstances in which Ravel composed, the book explores new evidence to present radical views of the composer's background and upbringing, his notorious failure in the Prix de Rome, his incisive and often combative character, his sexual preferences, and his long final illness. It also contains the most detailed account so far published of his hugely successful American tour of 1928. The world of Maurice Ravel-including friendships (and some fallings-out) with Debussy, Fauré, Diaghilev, Gershwin, and Toscanini-is deftly uncovered in this sensitive portrait.

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