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Contents

Music in the Early Twentieth Century

A NEW TONAL SYSTEM?

Chapter:
CHAPTER 7 Social Validation
Source:
MUSIC IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin
A New Tonal System?

ex. 7-17b Béla Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, I, mm. 56–64

A New Tonal System?

ex. 7-17c Béla Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, I, mm. 86–88

Among Bartók’s most impressive achievements were his six string quartets, all of them very elaborate major works, and all very different from one another. They were composed between 1908 and 1939, a period that encompassed virtually his entire mature career in Europe. Bartók’s intense cultivation of the genre, one of the emblems of the European “classical” tradition, attests to his concerns both for synthesizing the particularly national with the universal, and for conceiving the universal in terms of tradition and advancement in equal measure.

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 7 Social Validation." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume4/actrade-9780195384840-div1-007006.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 7 Social Validation. In Oxford University Press, Music in the Early Twentieth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume4/actrade-9780195384840-div1-007006.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 7 Social Validation." In Music in the Early Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume4/actrade-9780195384840-div1-007006.xml
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