Pavel Burdych

Erinnerung an Bartfeld, Op.31

  Erinnerung an Bartfeld  
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Alternative title Bártfai Emlék Csárdás
ComposerBéla Kéler
Pavel Burdych
PublisherPavel Burdych
Genre Classical
Instrumentation Piano, Violin
Scored forSolo, Accompanying piano
Type of scoreScore for two performers, Solo part
Movement(s) 1 to 1 from 1
Duration 5'0"
Difficulty Medium
Year of composition 1858
Description The peak of Keler's career is probably "Erinnerung an Bartfeld" Op. 31, published in Germany as „Erinnerung an Bartfeld". The composition was written in July 1858 on the route from Bardejov do Debrecín, as it is preserved in one of printed parts. At that time the composer was on his way to 10th regiment of Earl Mazzuchelli, where he had the position of a military bandmaster at that time. 32 bars of Keler's composition were later the inspiration for Johaness Brahms some 11 years later. He used them for his 5th Hungarian dance in absolute version. Period critique accused Brahms of stealing spiritual property of other composers. It is well known that Keler kept friendly relationship with Brahms and he put his dances through detailed analysis. He found ouf that 9 out of 10 Brahms's dances contain melodies that were before introduced in the works of the following composers: Windt, Rizner, Travnik, Sarkozy and others. Written record with the analysis is the part of Keler's heritage. According to František Matúš: „These facts cannot be used to blame Brahms from plagiarism, even if they are credible... Brahms in the title of its first publication warned that it is only musical arrangement, not his own composition. In the other German and Hungarian articles Keler's czardas was introduced as the source for Brahm's 5th Hungarian Dance. More on -
Upload date 09 May 2015


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