Balázs, Béla 1884-1949
Most widely held works about Béla Balázs
Most widely held works by Béla Balázs
Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
170 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,269 libraries worldwide
Recorded live at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, January 11, 1992.
Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 694 libraries worldwide
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container.
Theory of the film; character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs ( Book )
13 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 614 libraries worldwide
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs ( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
""A splendid modern work...What baroque dreams, grotesque scenes, ghostly, ridiculous, strange, and chilling brainstorms!... All of this is remarkable, original, and uncanny... I recommend that readers go and find some good time to spend with this beautiful book."--Thomas Mann." ""Flirting with aestheticism and exoticism, Bela Balazs's fairy tales draw their power from an oracular voice that traces paths of desire, dread, rapture, and sorrow, A master stylist, Balazs puts us in touch with the sublime through velvety prose that mimics the brush strokes of master calligraphers. Jack Zipes's introduction tells its own fascinating tale about how a Hungarian writer and intellectual found redemption in fairy tales."--Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in childhood." ""These fairy tales are wonderful, touching, and fantastic--you can feel the giddy liberty Balazs gave himself in writing them. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who can still feel the pleasure of being kidnapped by fantasy and being taken away to a land that is both vividly colored and intellectually curious. The collection is a delight and Jack Zipes's introduction is splendid"--Andrei Codrescu, author of the Post-human Dada Guide." ""This translation of what Thomas Mann called a b̀eautiful book' will enchant readers. Balazs creates a world of dreams in which the alienation of man from woman and soul from body is imaginatively overcome."--Lee Congdon, James Madison University." ""A poer in many genres--verse, drama, short stories, tales, novels, diaries, memoirs, philosophy, films, and film theory--Bela Balazs was one of the great dreamers of Hungary's sensational fin-de-siede generation. His long journey from Szeged. Hungary, led him through Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow, and back to Budapest. These Chinese fairy tales reflect Balazs's wisdom, his powers of visual imagery, psychological insight, and playfulness."--Tibor Frank, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest." ""An astonishing find that deserves to be brought to light. The translations are beautifully poetic and a joy to read."--Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley." ""These wonderful and bizarre tales are at once complex and simple. I found myself rereading several and discovering each time some new and wondrous twist and detail."--Noram. Alter, Temple University" "A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balazs's unique and haunting stories." "Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balazs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies." "Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue."--BOOK JACKET.
The wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one act by Béla Bartók ( )
20 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Die 3 groschen oper The 3 penny opera ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in German and English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
German film reconstructed in the 1960s, years after the Nazis destroyed the original negative. Combines realism and expressionism for a biting satire of "respectable" society. Set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. A dashing thief called Mack the Knife gets away with robbery on a daily basis until he marries Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars. When the outraged king sends a force of crooked cops after Mack, the bandit must run for his life. Favorites from Weill's music score include Moritat, which became the 1957 pop hit Mack the Knife, and Pirate Jenny.
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and The spirit of film by Béla Balázs ( Book )
14 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
The threepenny opera by Leo Lania ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Das Blaue Licht eine Berglegende = The blue light ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in German and English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Junta is hated by the people of the village who believe she is a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. She is driven out of town and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually when she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, he betrays it.
Bluebeard's castle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 118 libraries worldwide
The story of a woman whose husband gives her full reign over his castle except for one room which she must not enter. When he is away, she goes into the room to find all the Duke's murdered previous wives.
Der Geist des Films by Béla Balázs ( Book )
10 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in German and Spanish and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Der Film; Werden und Wesen einer neuen Kunst by Béla Balázs ( Book )
11 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in German and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Öt dal, op. 15. Fünf Lieder (Five songs) Voice and piano by Béla Bartók ( )
7 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The blue light ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The doomed love affair of an Alpine Mountain woman set against the background of a mysterious blue light (from Monte Cristello in Italy) that lures mountain climbers to their doom.
Schriften zum Film by Béla Balázs ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Valahol Európában Somewhere in Europe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 53 libraries worldwide
"A tale of homeless war orphans in devastated postwar Hungary. A ragged band of children take refuge in a ruined castle, only to discover it's inhabited by an eccentric orchestra conductor. Both children and adult find a renewed sense of community and hope until a bitter encounter with "civilized" society."--Container.
Le cinéma : nature et évolution d'un art nouveau by Béla Balázs ( Book )
9 editions published between 1957 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Duke Bluebeard's castle ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Tells the macabre legend of Duke Bluebeard, who brings his young wife Judith to live in his remote castle. The dramatic intensity increases as sinister secrets are gradually unveiled, bringing the opera to its haunting conclusion.
Stage works by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in Hungarian and held by 40 libraries worldwide
L'esprit du cinéma / Béla Balazs ; traduit de l'allemand par J.M. Chavy; précédé de Béla Balazs, théoricien marxiste du cinéma by Béla Balázs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Authors, German Authors, Hungarian Balázs, Béla,--1884-1949 Ballets--Piano scores Ballets--Scores Biography Bluebeard (Legendary character) Brecht, Bertolt,--1898-1956 China Criminals Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Dreigroschenoper (Motion picture : 1931) England--London England--London--Soho Europe Fairy tales Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Filmed operas Films--for English speakers Gay, John,--1685-1732 German language History Intellectual life Marriage Moral conditions Motion picture plays Motion picture plays, German Motion pictures Motion pictures--Aesthetics Musical films Musical films Musicals Opera films Operas Operas Operas--Excerpts Operas--Librettos Operas--Vocal scores with piano Poor Social conflict Tales Translations Trust Weill, Kurt,--1900-1950
Balash, Bela, 1884-1949
Balász, Béla 1884-1949
Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949
Bauer, Herbert, 1884-1949
Bauer, Herbert 1884-1949
بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949贝拉, 巴拉兹
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Multiple languages (5)