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Old 03.24.2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by noumenal
No, I don't think so. Bartok made his career off of Hungarian folk music, and he's one of the most respected 20th century composers. Come to think of it, it's hard to think of a composer that wasn't inspired at least a little by folk music. I guess later in the 20th century - after WWII, you see less and less of that.

But anyway, I think Janacek has more credibilty than you give him credit for. The average Joe on the street has probably not heard of him, but he isn't thought of as a hack in the academic community or anything.

This perhaps should have been your thread!

I was thinking, Czech folk music probably means gypsy music to some extent, mabe it was frowned upon to respect traditions of that kind.

I'm glad he's got more respect than I thought - my impressions are no doubt formed by me rarely mereting people who've heard of him.

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...The balance has now been largely redressed and he is regarded as one of the most substantial, original and immediately appealing opera composers of the 20th century.

Thanks for that.
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