A népi harmonizálástól a népdalok harmonizálásáig

Richter, Pál (2013) A népi harmonizálástól a népdalok harmonizálásáig. Magyar Zene, 51 (4). pp. 369-383. ISSN 0025-0384


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According to the data, and sources Bartok did not consider the of use harmony essential for the style of this musical culture based on the peasant music first of all of the Hungarians, Romanians, and Slovakians. We must not forget that he became familiar with folk music mostly through unison singing. And due to the small amount of data [concerning harmonizations in folk music] as compared to the totality of the collected material, he simply did not have the chance to assess the gravity of the issue. It was only much later, that issues of folk harmonization were subjected to a comprehensive examination. Some practices of the harmonization notated in historical sources of the 17th–18th centuries similar to that in folk music. All of them should be compared with the harmonization in the folk song arrangements of Bartók and Kodály. The main difference is that the accompaniment created by these composers is always structured according to the individual voices in simpler or more complex ways. In contrast of this kind of complexity, the folk music practice uses an accompaniment where the harmonization tend and like to follow the melody. The harmonies come into being as a result of a relatively simple procedure and actually the melody appears in every part of the accompaniment. This phenomenon is similar to the functional-like harmonizing found in the folk music practice, where each member of the instrumental ensemble seeks to play the sensitive leading tones of the melody.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene > M10 Theory and philosophy of music / zeneelmélet, muzikológia
Depositing User: Dr Pál Richter
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 14:40
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 14:40

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