Béla Bartók





Béla Bartók


Born
March 25, 1881

Died
September 26, 1945

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It was on March 25, 1881, that Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born Béla Viktor János Bartók in the small Banatian town of Nagyszentmiklós in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (since 1920 Sânnicolau Mare, or “Great St. Nicholas,” Romania). He got his first piano lessons from his mother, but from the age of 18 he studied under a student of another great Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest he met Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967), becoming lifelong friends. Not only did Kodály influence Bartók’s music, he was also heavily influenced by the music of Richard Strauss (1864-1949), whom he met in 1902, by the French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918), by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) a ...more

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Mikrokosmos Volume 1

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Concerto for Orchestra: The...

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Mikrokosmos Volume 2

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Essays

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Bluebeard's Castle: Op. 11:...

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String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2

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Mikrokosmos Vol. 3

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The String Quartets of Béla...

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The Stage Works of Bela Bar...

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Scritti sulla musica popolare

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“It is odd that the Bible says, ‘God created man,’ whereas it is the other way round: man has created God. It is odd that the Bible says, ‘The body is mortal, the soul is immortal,’ whereas even here the contrary is true: the body (its matter) is eternal; the soul (the form of the body) is transitory.”
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“By the time I had complete my 22nd year, I was a new man - an atheist.”
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