Biography of Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

25.03.1881
Born in Nagyszentmiklos (today Romania). First piano lessons from his mother.
1891
First public concert playing piano and also compositions of his own
1899
Studies at Budapest conservatory (piano and composition)
1905
First educational journey to collect Hungarian folkmusic.
1907
Piano professorship in Budapest
1913
After expanding the folksong collection on Czech Republic and Romania follows a trip to Northern Africa for the same purpose
1940
Emigration to the USA
Honorary doctor at Columbia University, otherwise little recognition
26.09.1945
Dies shortly before his return to New York of undernourishment and leukemia

Sheet music for flute:

Drei Volkslieder aus dem Komitat Csik
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Rubato
  2. L´istesso tempo
  3. Poco vivo


Suite Paysanne Hongroise - Chants populaires tristes (g-moll) (Bearbeitung)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Rubato
  2. Andante
  3. Poco rubato
  4. Andante
  5. Scherzo (Allegro)
  6. 9 Vieilles danses
I did'nt like those very much.
Originally for piano. Paul Arma, a student of Bartok did the edition for flute and piano.


CDs with/from Béla Bartók

William Bennett, Simon Wynberg
    Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango:
  1. Nightclub 1960 (05:36:00)
  2. Cafe 1930 (06:27:00)
  3. Bordel 1900 (03:35:00)
  4. Concert d'Aujourd'hui (03:01:00)
  5. Joaquin Rodrigo: Serenata al Alba del Dia:
  6. Andante moderato (02:57:00)
  7. Allegro (01:37:00)
  8. Franz Schubert: Originaltänze (aus D.365) (09:42:00)
  9. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina op. 205:
  10. Allegretto grazioso (00:00:04)
  11. Tempo die Siciliana (Andantino grazioso e malincolico) (04:03:00)
  12. Scherzo - Rondo (Allegretto con spirito) (04:25:00)
  13. Francis Poulenc: Mouvements Perpetuels:
  14. Assez modere (01:36:00)
  15. Tres modere (01:59:00)
  16. Alerte (03:40:00)
  17. Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances:
  18. Jocul cu bata (01:25:00)
  19. Braul (00:34:00)
  20. Pe loc (01:09:00)
  21. Buciumeana (01:38:00)
  22. Poarga romaneasca (00:39:00)
  23. Manuntelul (00:58:00)

Literature von/über Béla Bartók

Last edit 22.12.2012