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Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (Composer)

Born: 25th March 1881, Sannicolau Mare

Died: 26th September 1945, New York

Nationality: Hungarian

Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology.

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 Recording of the Week, Paavo Järvi conducts orchestral works by Bartók

The NHK Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi perform a trio of works by Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Dance Suite, and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.

 Recording of the Week, Bartók's Violin Concertos from Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon performs Bartók's two violin concertos, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra under conductor François-Xavier Roth.

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