Rumanian Folk Music

Carols and Christmas Songs (Colinde)

  • Authors
  • Béla Bartók
  • Editors
  • Benjamin Suchoff

Part of the Bartók Archives Studies in Musicology book series (BASM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Preface

    1. Béla Bartók, Benjamin Suchoff
      Pages 1-3
  3. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Béla Bartók, Benjamin Suchoff
      Pages 7-196
  4. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Béla Bartók, Benjamin Suchoff
      Pages 199-555
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 557-604

About this book


n the first volume of Rumanian Folk Music (Instrumental Melodies) I portions of Bela Bart6k's subsequently-discarded preface, concern­ ing the fate of his folklore publications, are presented in explanation of the editorial processes necessary for achieving the publication. 1 By way of introduction to this revised edition of a previous, although in­ complete, published version of the Rumanian Carols and Christmas Songs (Colinde), we refer again to the author's suppressed lines which pertain to this volume: The second publication by the same publisher was to include my collection of Rumanian Colindas (Winter-solstice songs). Their extremely interesting texts were supposed to appear in original as well as in English. After several years of delay, the translation to English prose was completed, one part in adequate archaic English, the rest (by someone else) in most unsuitable Kitchen-English. The publisher did not wish to change this, though. Result: I published the book at my own expense; however, only the musical part, because of lack of sufficient funds. The texts are still in manuscript, even today. 2 Our primary aim, therefore, has been to unite the Rumanian poetic texts and translations with the musical part, in one volume, as was the desire of the author.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1685-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1683-4
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