41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Race Purity in Music – by Bartók Béla was first published in English in Modern Music 1942 pp153-155. Printed here is the Hungarian translation of this article which deals with the question of whether ‘impurity‘ is a good thing in peasant folk music, or not. "The number of melody types in Eastern Europe is surprisingly rich ...in a relatively small area...what is the reason for this richness of melody types? The continuous exchange of melodies between the various ethnic groups...” From a collection of Bartók’s writings published by Szőllősy András at Zeneműkiadó Vállalat. Budapest 1966.