Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Nationality

Hungarian

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Concerto for Orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Bartók was a pioneer for ethnomusicology, the study of music in its culture and social context.
  • He was a very shy person. During concerts he was cold and uncommunicative.
  • Bartók did not like to teach, but you would never know. The pieces he wrote for students were among their favorites and were effective.

Get to know Bartók in this video by Columbus Symphony Violist Brett Allen!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Bartok’s Music

  • None at this time

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