1st Edition

Zoltan Kodaly
A Guide to Research




ISBN 9780815328537
Published June 1, 1998 by Routledge
630 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1998. This  book serves as the key to study of Kodaly for an English-speaking audience. The volume presents a biographical outline, a catalog of his compositions according to genre, and over 1,400 annotated primary and secondary sources. Three indexes cover listings by author and title, Kodaly's compositions, and proper names. Primary sources include Kodaly's own essays, articles, lectures on folk music and art music, letters and other documents, and his folk music collections and facsimiles. Secondary sources include: biographical and historical studies; theoretic, analytic, stylistic, and aesthetic studies of his music; discussions of folk music influences and art music influences; studies of his compositional process; and discussions of the Kodaly concept. Doctoral dissertations and Masters theses pertaining to Kodaly are included in this guide. This annotated, topically organized book is the first to draw together the most important primary and secondary bibliographic sources that cover his varied activities as composer, ethnomusicologist, linguist, and educator.

Table of Contents

Preface, Acknowledgments, I: Zoltán Kodály: A Biographical Outline, II: Published Compositions According to Genre, III: Primary Sources: Kodály's Writings and Other Documents, IV: Biographical and Historical Studies, V: Studies of Kodály's Musical Compositions, VI: The Kodály Concept of Music Education, VII: Dissertations and Theses, VII: Bibliographic Guides, Author-Title Index, Compositions Index, Proper Names Index

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Biography

Micheal Houlahan is Professor of Music Theory at Millersville University. He holds a Kodaly Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy - Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute in Budapest and from the Kodaly Center of America. Philip Tacka is Professor of Music at Millersville University. He holds a Kodaly Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy - Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute in Budapest and from the Kodaly Center of America. Both authors have lectured internationally on music theory, education and Kodaly studies.

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"Clearly laid out and well organized." -- Choice