Four Slovak Folk Songs - Bartok (Sz. 70 BB. 78)
Date: June 17, 2013
I am trying to research Bartok's Four Slovak Folk Songs for mixed voice with piano and it's not proving to be easy.
I have done a great amount of reading of articles etc and what I am trying to find out is information about when this song cycle was first performed (the only hint of this is on this website where it suggests the first performance was in Budapest but I have no idea where the source information came from):
I am also researching noteable performances since it's first performance.
And I am trying to locate the possible source material for the four songs in this song cycle. It seems to be a fairly unimportant piece in his compositional output, as it is only mentioned briefly in various texts.
If anyone has any information they wish to share about this song cycle, I would be most greatful.