Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

Lisa B. Kinzer, D.M.A.

Second Advisor

Charles E. Kinzer, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Christopher Swanson, D.M.A.


This thesis looks at Hungarian language and music and how it influenced the work of talented musician Bela Bartok. It analyzes the musical techniques and language used in the Hungarian songs Bartok performed and how the music shaped Bartok’s style.



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