folk·​ish | \ ˈfō-kish How to pronounce folkish (audio) \

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folkishness noun

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His ballads, surprisingly folkish and pop-like, are odes to the Kingdom of Hungary, before the Treaty of Trianon of 1920 that left the Hungarian state landlocked and with two-thirds less land. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "As Hungary votes, memories of a mythical past loom large," 6 Apr. 2018 Turning to a major work by his fellow Hungarian, Bela Bartok, Schiff used the same-sized string body to dig into the folkish melodies and rhythms of the 1939 Divertimento for String Orchestra. John Von Rhein,, "Schiff moves with conviction from piano bench to CSO podium," 3 Nov. 2017 These waltzes and dance songs, set to quaint folkish texts, are utterly charming in their interweaving of voices and piano, tinged with Viennese nostalgia. John Von Rhein,, "Lincoln Center chamber society, Bella Voce off to strong season starts," 25 Oct. 2017 The new album contains seven tender, minimal original pieces that are built around rustic, folkish melodies— Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Chicago native Jonah Parzen-Johnson salutes the legacy and generosity of the AACM on his new solo effort," 6 July 2017

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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