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In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution.
— Bela Bartok —

I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing.

— Bela Bartok

In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution.

— Bela Bartok

It may well be that some composers do not believe in God. All of them, however, believe in Bach.

— Bela Bartok

His pagan barbarity, his explosive and angrily defiant melancholy, his demoniacal instinct ... these are all echoes ... of the thousand-year-old Hungarian psyche.

— Bela Bartok

Our peasant music, naturally, is invariably tonal, if not always in the sense that the inflexible major and minor system is tonal. (An "atonal" folk-music, in my opinion, is unthinkable.) Since we depend upon a tonal basis of this kind in our creative work, it is quite self-evident that our works are quite pronouncedly tonal in type. I must admit, however, that there was a time when I thought I was approaching a species of twelve-tone music. Yet even in works of that period the absolute tonal foundation is unmistakable.

— Bela Bartok

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