Page count: 650 pages
Category: in Hungarian and English
Original price: 5600 Ft
This book is a collection of some of the most important essays of
one of the originators of Hungarian musicology. It covers
Szabolcsi's career from the first paper written before the
author's academic studies to his very last publication. Many of
these writings are available in a book for the first time.
The essays surveys almost the whole of Szabolcsi's research area,
the topics covered include problems of folk music, tune story, and
analysis of the works of the authors' favourite composers, e.g.
those of Monteverdi, Mozart, Haydn, Liszt, Bartók, and Kodály.
The writings of Szabolcsi collected in this volume are not only of
historical interest but contain profound insights deserving
attention of today's researchers as well as the interested laymen.
Although it is inevitable in such a work that some of the details
must be updated, the problems formulated in the essays are still
to be considered as giving stimuli to further studies.