Bartok, Bela - Biography

Bartok, Bela 
25 March 1881, Nagyszentmiklos
26 September 1945, New York City
Bela Bartok was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important figures in 20th century music, known for his use of folk music and the incorporation of unconventional scales and harmonies. He also made significant contributions to the study of ethnomusicology.

Bartok, Bela Biography

Béla Bartok, born Sînnicolau Mare, 25 March 1881, died New York, 26 September 1945. In 1899 he entered the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest. By 1905 he had begun to study Hungarian folk music and in 1906 he and Kodaly published a collection of these folk songs. Works include many piano pieces, piano concertos, vocal works, one opera, chamber music and orchestral works.

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