Closed Exhibitions in the Museum of Music History

The Beginnings of Ethnomusicological Research in Hungary - Zoltán Kodály and Béla BartókA nepzenekutatas kezdetei magyarorszagon

Exhibition in the 1st room of the Museum of Music History

Curator: István Pávai

The exhibition is open: From 23 November 2017



Béla Vikár deserves credit for finding the tool that made modern and objective dokumentation possible in folk music collection: the phonograph. However, as he lacked music education, he could not carry out collections relying on ethnomusicological research criteria. At the turn of the 19th  and 20th centuries no such discipline existed. We owe its formation and its significan early results to Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók. The purpose of the exhibition is to outline their work in this field, including their cooperation, the first results, their Hungarian and interethnic research, and their mentaly concerning folk music.



Curator: István PÁVAI

Collaborators: Zsófia BORZ, József BRAUER-BENKE, Péter GERŐ, Anna KELEMEN, Pál RICHTER, László VIKÁRIUS


Sponsor: Institute for Musicology, RCH, HAS


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