This important and highly original book, written by one of Hungary's leading musicologists, makes a vital contribution to the understanding of the work of one of the greatest composers of the last century. His research and analysis is liberally illustrated with music examples and diagrams.
Erno Lendvai was born in 1925 in Kaposvar, Hungary and died suddenly in Budapest in 1993. From 1949-56 he was director of the Szombathely, Gyor Conservatoire, and professor at the Music Academy in Budapest. From 1960-65 he was musical director of Hungarian Radio and Television. He became one of the most important Hungarian music theoreticians in the twentieth century. He became known worldwide through his detailed research into the internal structure of Bartok's music, a study that he started shortly after the composer's death.