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Béla Bartók

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(1881 – 1945)

Béla Viktor János Bartók (25 March 1881–26 September 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. In Hungarian, the family name precedes the first name, i.e., Bartók Béla.

Bartók was born in Sânnicolau Mare/Nagyszentmiklós (Present day Romania). He is considered one of the greatest of s, and was also one of the founders of the field of ethnomusicology, the study and ethnography of . This interest in and knowledge of traditional music, especially that of his own culture, had a great influence on many of his own compositions.

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  • EriF_JR

    Happy Birthday!

    26 Mar 8:31am Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    "For the piano player, it's a finger-breaking piece. [It] is probably the single most difficult piece that I have ever played, and I usually end up with a keyboard covered by blood." - András Schiff on the second piano concerto

    26 Feb 4:50am Reply
  • Mampato

    I adore the string quartet medium. Just as in Bartok's case, Beethoven's and Schubert's quartets are my favourite works by those composers (I even rank them ahead of their symphonies and songs).

    14 Feb 5:43pm Reply
  • Mampato

    Look at what this obituary says about the late conductor Claudio Abbado: 'Wartime deprivations notwithstanding, Mr. Abbado pursued his musical training. When other children scribbled graffiti promoting their favorite soccer teams, he was inspired to scrawl on a public wall the phrase “Viva Bartók” — for Béla Bartók, the contemporary Hungarian composer, one of his favorite musical figures.' Yes, Bartok is just as important as football!

    14 Feb 5:40pm Reply
  • MonarchKingdom

    (in English: In general I'm not a big fan of string quartets, but somehow with Bartók for the moment I like his string quartets the most. The first composer whom I like primarily because of his string quartets.)

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MonarchKingdom

    Általánosságban nem vagyok egy vonósnégyes-fan, de valahogy Bartók esetében a vonósnégyesei tetszenek perpillanat a legjobban. Az első zeneszerző, akit elsősorban a vonósnégyesei miatt szeretek.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • turbovivaldi

    I need to listen to more of this guy.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kindertotenlied

    Sad somehow to die exactly the year the last world war ended ...

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SkylineFugitive

    His string quartets are nearly perfect.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TabooEv

    Lovely music.

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • rfchamusca

    I shed a tear whenever I listen to the 2nd movement of his 'Divertimento', it's so powerful.

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • popppa

    <3<3

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • Sr_Jones

    <3

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Xhi

    these climaxes are blasting my fontanelle to kingdom come

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • heaventree22

    love his crisp, clear orchestration. such refreshing beauty.

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    fantastical dude. much love for his works. i squee with happiness when the juxtaposed root+minor 2nd+ major 2nds get used :D (my music theory sucks but whatever)

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ulyssestone

    Béla Bartók: Complete Chronological Catalogue in one 35-hour Spotify playlist http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2012/07/bela-bartok-complete-chronological.html Including two completions of the Viola Concerto, 2-piano arrangement of The Miraculous Mandarin made by the composer, and an introduction to Bartók from the Musically Speaking series.

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Inezha

    LOL @ "Venetian Snares brought me here". Bartók is really nice :)))

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Naneykins

    "Every music fan should listen string quartets of excellent Bartók" FTFY

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Synesthesis

    Every progressive/ technical/ art metal music fan should listen string quartets of excellent Bartók

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
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