42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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New Publication: Sipos János: A magyar népzene keleti kapcsolatai [Hungarian folk music’s Eastern connections] Balassi Kiadó, Budapest, 2022. This book summarises Sipos János’ research on the folk music of Turkic peoples. Sipos’ work has examined the folk music of 38 Turkic ethnic groups and he has collected nearly 10,000 melodies in the process. The book cites 314 melodies and uses classical methods from Hungarian ethnomusicology for comparison. The importance and spread of two types of melody is emphasized: fifth construction (found all the way from Hungary to Inner Mongolia) and "pszalmodizáló" (psalmodic) melodies (found from Hungary to Asia Minor). „Sipos János’ book is the fruit of an unmatched body of work.” Reveiw by Juhász Zoltán