Zoltán Kodály’s Op. 9, Öt dal: a historical, textual, and musical analysis with translations and IPA

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jacob Andrew Hahn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James Douglass

Abstract: Zoltán Kodály is primarily known outside of Hungary for his pedagogical work. However, his compositions should also be recognized for their excellence. His art songs for voice and piano, though mostly composed earlier in his career, represent an important contribution to the art song genre. Kodály was able to synthesize elements of foreign art song composers and his own folk culture to create an effective and important contribution to art song. He, along with Bartók, was one of the first and most significant Hungarian contributors to this genre. These works are rarely performed outside of Hungary due to language issues and availability. Through historical, textual, musical analysis, translations, and IPA, this dissertation will provide a performers’ guide for Kodály’s Op. 9 Öt dal. In addition, reasons for choosing Op. 9 include texts written by the contemporary poets Endre Ady and Béla Balázs, a lack of current scholarship, no complete English translations, and more compositional maturity while using Hungarian elements. This dissertation will allow more non-Hungarian musicians to teach and perform Kodály’s art songs.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2020
Art Song, Dal, Kodály, Op. 9, Öt, Zoltán
Koda´ly, Zolta´n, $d 1882-1967. $t Dalok, $n op. 9 $x History and criticism

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