Béla Bartók

  • March 25, 1881 Nagyszentmiklos (Hungary) - September 26, 1945 New York (USA)


Béla Bartók, the great master in 20th century modernity

The great master in 20th century modernity, Béla Bartók, began music with his mother when he was six. A child prodigy, he first made himself known as a pianist playing Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B in 1901. Strongly influenced by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner, his first compositions conducted by Hans Richter, were the symphonic poems where late Romanticism counterbalanced national folklore.

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