Vera Lampert – paper 2009

Presented at the Grieg Conference in Berlin May 14, 2009

Vera Lampert, USA
Music Librarian
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

“Grieg Has To Be Taken Seriously”: The Influence of Grieg‟s Music on Béla Bartók‟s For Children
When the Hungarian conductor Antal Doráti, amused by having caught Bartók studying Grieg‟s piano concerto, asked him about his impression about the work, Bartók answered: “Well, … a bit boxy, but it is an excellent work in its own terms: original and honest.” And he continued with the following exhortation: “Anyhow, Grieg has to be taken seriously. He is one of the most important composers of the turn of the century. Don‟t you know that he was among the first who cast off the German yoke?”

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Vera Lampert paper 2009

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