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Mannes College, The New School for Music
Music/Folklore paper by Evans, Allan (all papers)
Bartók's Lost Interpretive Style and Its Continuity Through Irén Marik
An examination of field recordings made on cylinders by Bartók and how the songs and instrumental works became parts of his own compositions.
As few other than Bartók could play them with such a background, it came as a surprise to discover Irén Marik, a pupil of the composer's, who approaches Bartók's own pianism closer than anyone else. We will hear how both capture a musical language whose style could only have been transmitted as an oral tradition, displaying how music notation is secondary to the concept of sound and how it represents its origins.
Brief Professional Bio:
Allan Evans began guitar lessons as the last pupil of Rev. Gary Davis and continued to study composition and ethnomusicology at the Mannes College of Music and graduate studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music (CUNY). Interest in the lost musical traditions of the 20th century ed Evans to develop Sound Archaeology, a practice that retrieves, researches, restores, and publishes CDs and books through Arbiter of Cultural Traditions, a non-profit arts organization he founded in 1995. Author of several music biographies and an Italian cookbook, Evans is on the faculty of the College of the Performing Arts at the New School University and is co-founder/director of the Scuola Italiana de Greenwich Village.